Students’ Perceptions of Online Course Quality: How Do They Measure Up to the Research?

  title={Students’ Perceptions of Online Course Quality: How Do They Measure Up to the Research?},
  author={Penny Ralston-Berg and Janet Buckenmeyer and Casimir Barczyk and Emily Hixon},
The Quality Matters (QM)TM rubric presents a set of research-based standards on which to judge the quality of online courses. The authors of this study investigated how students’ perceptions of online course quality compare to those put forth in the QM rubric. Participants in this study n = 3,160 included students currently taking an online college-level course were invited to rate the importance of each QM standard restated from the student perspective. Students’ ratings of each item were… 

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