Quality Matters (QM) are a new sponsor to the annual State of the Nation: K-12 e-Learning in Canada report. Describing themselves as grounded in research, driven by best practices, and a community that puts learners first. QM is the global organization leading quality assurance in online and innovative digital teaching and learning environments. It 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.. The State of the Nation: K-12 e-Learning in Canada research team are pleased to welcome Quality Matters as a new sponsor.