[Athen] RE: Quality Matters Rubrics

Robert Beach rbeach at KCKCC.EDU
Wed Sep 12 06:43:29 PDT 2012

We use it at my home institution and at the institution where I ajunct teach.

The section of QM that deals with accessibility is a bit vague and could use some work, but it is certainly a step in the right direction. At least it has brought the issue of accessible course design and materials to the attention of online ed folks. I know it has certainly made our people sit up and take notice.

One of our Online Education staff is on the committee that is reviewing section 8 of QM and has asked for my input. I've given some ideas and she has come up with more. Hopefully, in the next release of the rubric, there will be more detailed information regarding accessible design.

Robert Lee Beach
Assistive Technology Specialist
Kansas City Kansas Community College
7250 State Avenue
Kansas City, KS 66112
rbeach at kckcc.edu

From: athen-list-bounces at mailman1.u.washington.edu [mailto:athen-list-bounces at mailman1.u.washington.edu] On Behalf Of James Bailey
Sent: Wednesday, September 12, 2012 8:35 AM
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Subject: [Athen] Quality Matters Rubrics

Lately I have encountered some schools that claim to use the Quality Matters evaluation to check accessibility or "ensure" accessibility of their distance ed courses.

Does anyone out there use this and, if so, how do you like it?

Thanks in advance.

James Bailey

U of Oregon
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