American International College Adopts Quality Matters

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American International College (AIC) is committed to ensuring that its online courses and programs employ the best practices based on the existing research literature.

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American International College (AIC) is committed to ensuring that its online courses and programs employ the best practices based on the existing research literature. Course development goals are focused on ensuring the highest levels of student learning, interaction, and engagement.

To meet these goals, AIC has become a Quality Matters (QM) member. QM is a faculty-centered, peer review process designed to certify the quality of online courses. The QM Rubric and course review process were developed from a grant provided by the Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education (FIPSE). QM has received national recognition for its peer-based approach to quality assurance and continuous improvement in distance learning and has more than 1000 subscribers in North American and around the world.

The QM Rubric is research-based and promotes best practice-based quality standards. Alignment, a central concept of the QM Rubric, requires that critical course components – learning objectives, assessment and measurement, instructional materials, learner interaction, and engagement and course technology – work together to ensure that students achieve desired learning outcomes.

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About AIC

Founded in 1885, American International College (AIC) is a private, co-educational, master’s institution located in Springfield, Massachusetts. AIC is an interfaith, interracial, and international educational institution with the School of Business, Arts & Sciences, the School of Health Sciences, and the School of Education. AIC supports and advances education, diversity, and opportunity for its students and the community.

About Quality Matters

Quality Matters (QM) is an international non-profit organization that provides tools and professional development for quality assurance in online and blended learning. When you see the QM Certification Mark, it means that courses have successfully met QM Rubric Standards for Course Design in an official course review. http://www.qualitymatters.org

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