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Carolina Distance Learning® Microbiology Achieves Quality Matters™ Course Certification

Shannon McGurk
for Carolina Biological Supply Company

Quality Matters™ certification is awarded to programs that demonstrate a commitment to excellence and meet nationally and internationally recognized standards

BURLINGTON, NC, March 31, 2021—Quality Matters™ (QM), a global organization leading quality assurance in online and innovative digital teaching and learning environments, has recognized Carolina Distance Learning® Microbiology for successfully meeting QM publisher course design rubric standards.

QM certification is awarded only to courses that have undergone a rigorous quality assurance evaluation that includes comprehensive and peer review and research. According to QM, the certification assures organizations and their faculty that they are offering quality "courses supported by best practices, rigorous review, and research" leading to the "best learning experience possible."

A nonprofit organization with more than 60,000 members, QM aims to define and maintain quality assurance in online learning. More than 1,500 colleges and universities worldwide subscribe to QM to improve their online and/or blended courses.

Striving to Deliver Excellence

Carolina Distance Learning endeavors to deliver excellence in development, design, and publication, ensuring the highest levels of student learning, interaction, and engagement. A QM subscriber, Carolina Distance Learning is pursuing certification for all its courses to stay abreast of emerging trends and best practices.

Carolina Distance Learning’s certification for Microbiology, issued February 15, 2021, is valid for three years. In previous years, it has received QM certification for Introduction to Chemistry, Introduction to Biology, Environmental Science, and Anatomy and Physiology, demonstrating a continuous commitment to excellence.

Reliable Investigations for Online Students

Carolina Distance Learning provides more than 200 at-home investigations in eight product lines for college-level distance science education. Using the highest quality products, its team of experts develop investigations designed for safety in residential settings, scientific rigor, and verifiable results.

In addition to QM, Carolina Distance Learning partners with other leaders in distance education, including OpenStax™ and Online Learning Consortium™.

Learn more at carolinadistancelearning.com.

Carolina Biological Supply Company

From its beginnings in 1927, Carolina has grown to become the leading supplier of biological and other science teaching materials in the world. Headquartered in Burlington, NC, Carolina serves customers worldwide, including teachers, students, and professionals in science and health-related fields. The company is still privately owned by descendants of the founder, geology and biology professor Dr. Thomas E. Powell Jr.