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Quality Matters for MOOCs: Results and Implications of the First QM MOOC Reviews

Date: December 2, 2013

Time: 1:00 p.m. ET (UTC-5) runs one hour; convert to your time zone

Special Guest

Deb AdairDeb Adair
Managing Director and Chief Planning Officer
Quality Matters

Deb Adair is the managing director and chief planning officer of the nonprofit Quality Matters, a widely adopted program for quality assurance in online learning serving K–12, postsecondary, and other organizations involved in e-learning in the United States and internationally. Adair has over 20 years’ experience in higher education. She has held faculty appointments in management at the American University and Troy State University and is an adjunct associate professor at the University of Maryland University College. Adair serves on the boards of the technology-based education associations WICHE Cooperative for Educational Technologies and the National University Technology Network and has authored and presented widely on the topic of quality assurance for online learning.



Join Malcolm Brown and Veronica Diaz as they moderate this webinar with Deb Adair. In this webinar we’ll present the results of the first set of Quality Matters reviews of MOOCs developed for general and remedial education students. The strengths and weaknesses, relative to QM course design standards for continuing and professional education courses, will be examined. Implications for the continuing improvement of MOOCs, and their potential use in delivering for-credit courses, will be presented for discussion.

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