Science Interactive’s Biology Program Receives Quality Matters Certification for Course Design Quality

ENGLEWOOD, Colorado – February 17, 2022 – (Newswire.com)

Science Interactive’s biology program has achieved Quality Matters (QM) certification following a rigorous review process. The QM Certification Mark is the internationally recognized symbol of quality in online and blended course design.

This is the second discipline in Science Interactive’s strong portfolio to receive QM certification. “In addition to our Anatomy and Physiology program, we are excited to add this certification to our Biology courses and continue to fulfill our mission of providing a quality science program and hands-on learning for distance learning students,” said Tim Loomer, CEO of Science Interactive. “We look forward to adding QM certification to other disciplines throughout the year. The certification is the result of Science Interactive’s dedication to continuous improvement, including the innovative work of our team of PhD students. the scientists, instructional designers and staff involved in developing our rigorous lessons,” Loomer said.

“The official Quality Matters exam provided an opportunity to reflect on this course and examine it from a learner’s perspective. From accessibility to learner engagement to assessments, the review used internationally recognized standards and best practices to examine critical course components related to learner experience and , ultimately to learner success,” said Caitlin Runne-Janczy, Director of Studies at Science Interactive.

The official QM exam has provided independent validation of the quality, learner-centered course design found in Science Interactive’s Biology curriculum. Exams are conducted by QM-certified examiners and use the Quality Questions rubric and associated standards, which are based on research and best practices. A course earns the QM certification mark once it meets the QM Rubric standards at 85% or better and meets all essential standards.

About Science Interactive
Science Interactive is part of the Science Interactive Group family that enables college and university-level instructors to deliver quality remote science labs in 11 disciplines using real hands-on experiences, a rigorous digital curriculum, and an easy-to-use platform.

Science Interactive Group provides K-12, higher education, museums, libraries, laboratories, and distributors worldwide with comprehensive, standards-compliant content and educational products, services, and software. We offer the highest quality science education products available while ensuring they meet next-generation science standards.

About Quality Matters

Research-based. Guided by best practices. A community that puts learners first. Quality Matters (QM) is the leading global organization for quality assurance in online and innovative digital teaching and learning environments. It provides a scalable quality assurance system for online and blended learning used within and across organizations. When you see QM certification marks on courses or programs, it means they have passed QM course design standards or QM program review criteria through a rigorous review process.

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Science Interactive’s Biology Program Receives Quality Matters Certification for Course Design Quality

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