Quality in Online Learning Matters at Alderson Broaddus University

Two Alderson Broaddus Staff Members Present at Quality Matters Conference

PrintDr. Andrea Bucklew, associate provost, and Mr. Nathan Fortney, instructional designer, were selected to represent Alderson Broaddus University as presenters at the Quality Matters (QM) Connect Conference scheduled for October 30-November 2, 2018 in St. Louis, Missouri.

Quality Matters is a professional organization comprised globally of over 1000-member schools from across higher education, K-12 education, and educational publishing houses. The mission of Quality Matters is to promote and improve the quality of online education and student learning through the use of a standard quality assurance rubric and a system of professional development.

“Being asked to present at such a prestigious conference is a true testament to the quality of online education provided at Alderson Broaddus University,” said Bucklew. “Our number one priority is always to provide the highest quality learning experience for our students.”

Bucklew and Fortney will present “Unplugged: Using the QM Rubric Offline.” The presentation will provide information on the offline application of a QM Rubric to traditional seated and blended courses, how to apply general concepts to new and existing course design applications, and to identify strategies to foster student engagement using QM standards.

“It’s certainly an honor to be invited to speak at a conference of this magnitude, and to have the opportunity to highlight the commitment to quality our faculty demonstrate to our peers and colleagues from around the world,” said Fortney.

This conference coincides with AB’s recent accolades as the 2019 Best Online College in West Virginia. The 2019 Best Online Colleges By State rankings represents the online schools in each state that have the highest return on investment. Based on annual tuition and alumni salaries, AB ranked first in West Virginia for having an affordable tuition rate of $9,300 each year and the highest median salary of $91,000.

Alderson Broaddus offers two online programs: a bachelor’s degree completion program for licensed registered nurses (RN to BSN) and a master’s degree in teacher leader. For more information on each program, please visit: www.ab.edu/online-programs