USIU-Africa gains membership into Quality Matters

By CTW Team

USIU-Africa has gained membership into Quality Matters, an organization which helps academic institutions to deliver their online promise through a collaborative and collegial process that centers on continuous improvement. The Quality Matters process is designed to help institutions achieve their quality assurance goals for online learning.

By joining the program, the University will be able to ensure that its online courses, and learning process which is currently ongoing by undertaking course reviews, will result in better course design, make navigation easier for students, reduce barriers to student achievement, and result in better outcomes.

Speaking to CTW following the signing of the agreement, Director of Online Learning, Dr. Philip Machoka noted that USIU-Africa’s membership in Quality Matters would help the university step up the quality of its learning outcomes, in line with the University’s strategic plan.

“Learner success is a top priority for USIU-Africa. To remove barriers to success for our students, who are currently undertaking most of their studies online, the University joined Quality Matters (QM) — the international leader for quality assurance in online and innovative digital teaching and learning environments. QM will provide the University with access to a comprehensive, research-supported quality assurance process to design and develop accessible, engaging online courses,” he said.

“QM will also give us additional tools that will allow the University to evaluate our course and program design to ensure that the needs our learners are being met. QM’s professional development opportunities provide faculty and staff with a pathway to develop and strengthen key online design and delivery skills,” he added.

“As a QM member, USIU-Africa is now part of a community of more than 1,500 organizations that put learners first. We look forward to collaborating with and learning from others in the community as we move forward to positively impact the online learner experience here and across the globe,” he noted.

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