National Standards for Quality Online Teaching

Click on any Standard below. Start with a self-reflection aligned to the The NSQ Online Teaching standards, and this portal will recommend higher-quality professional learning resources personalized to your strengths and areas of need.

A: Professional Responsibilities
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B: Digital Pedagogy
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C: Community Building
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D: Learner Engagement
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E: Digital Citizenship
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F: Diverse Instruction
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G: Assessment and Measurement
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H: Instructional Design
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The development of the National Standards for Quality Online Teaching and the vetting of supporting learning resources is led by Quality Matters (QM) and the Virtual Learning Leadership Alliance (VLLA). The professional learning portal itself is powered by 2gnoMe.


These standards provide a framework for schools, districts, state agencies, statewide online programs and other interested educational organizations to improve online teaching and learning. The instructional philosophies, approaches and models for online teaching are practically endless. The standards are intended to provide guidance while providing maximum flexibility for the users. 

There are 8 standards and 51 indicators in this framework, and over 120 professional learning resources vetted by NSQ and aligned to the NSQ Online Teaching standards. See resource here.

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