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Science Interactive’s Environmental Science Curriculum Receives Quality Matters Certification

The QM certification is awarded for excellence in curriculum design and quality

Published: Wednesday, June 22, 2022 - 11:57

(Newswire: Englewood, CO) -- Science Interactive earns the Quality Matters (QM) Certification for their Environmental Science curriculum following a detailed review process. The QM certification mark is the internationally recognized symbol of online and blended course design quality.

“Developed by our team of in-house Ph.D. scientists, instructional designers, and online education experts, the Environmental Science curriculum is the third discipline in our portfolio to receive the QM certification,” says Tim Loomer, CEO of Science Interactive.

“This certification helps us continue to deliver on our mission to provide quality science curriculum and hands-on learning to all remote students, and we plan to submit additional online courses for Quality Matter’s approval in the near future.”

The QM Official Review provided independent validation of the quality, learner-focused course design found in Science Interactive’s Environmental Science curriculum. Reviews are conducted by QM-certified reviewers and use the Quality Matters rubric and associated standards, which are based on research and best practices. A course earns the QM certification mark once it meets QM rubric standards at the 85 percent threshold 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 instructors to deliver quality remote science labs across 11 disciplines using real hands-on experiments, 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, standard-aligned content and educational products, services, and software while ensuring they comply with Next Generation Science Standards.

About Quality Matters

Grounded in research, driven by best practices, and putting learners first, Quality Matters (QM) is the global organization leading quality assurance in online and innovative digital teaching and learning environments. QM 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 met QM course design standards or QM program review criteria in a rigorous review process.

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