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Fresh Baked and Research Based: The QM Rubric’s 7th Edition is here! 

The Quality Matters Framework has served as a North Star for FIU Online’s course developers for over 10 years. In that time, and in collaboration with 398 faculty members, FIU Online has successfully certified over 700 Quality Matters courses.   Why QM? Simple. Embracing QM as a standard for course design not only enhances the […]

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10 Ways FIU Online Shapes the Learning Experience

With 24 years of experience in online learning and more than 13,000 graduates who completed fully online degree programs, Florida International University consistently creates opportunities for its students through FIU Online, the university’s virtual modality. From rankings and quality, affordability to skills gaps, as well as partnerships and accessibility, FIU Online shapes the learning experience […]

Constructing Quality Matters Courses with Brent Huffman & Eugenio Jaramillo

2 Professors Constructing Quality Courses

While preparing to present at FIU Online Con 2022, CultivatED, instructors Brent Huffman and Eugenio Jaramillo shared their experience in constructing quality courses with the Insider. Both Huffman and Jaramillo teach as adjuncts in the Moss Department of Construction Management program, part of the FIU Engineering and Computing department. The “Constructing Quality Courses” presentation‘s aim […]


High Impact Techniques for Quality Course Design

FIU Online’s Insider Instructor Webinar series explores relevant instructional strategies and effective uses of technology for the online environment. #QualityGoals: HIIT – High Impact Imperative Techniques for Online Quality Course Design reviewed the Panther Quality Course Design Initiative, the general standards of the QM Rubric, and the critical elements of the QM quality assurance process. […]

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FIU Online Ranked No. 1 for Quality Matters

Committed to academic excellence, FIU Online achieved a remarkable feat. The university has now climbed to number one ranking nationally for Quality Matters (QM) certified online courses. “Online is the campus of the future,” says Kenneth G. Furton, Florida International University’s Provost and Executive Vice President. “FIU has always been committed to quality online instruction […]

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Understanding the QM Rubric

FIU Online’s monthly Faculty Webinar series explores relevant instructional strategies and effective ways to use technology in an online classroom. The recent Understanding the QM Rubric webinar offered a crash course on Quality Matters. It included an explanation of the underlying principles behind the QM Rubric and the critical elements of the QM quality assurance […]