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Quality Matters Monday: Standard 4.2

Submitted by on August 3, 2015 – 8:56 amNo Comment

QMIt’s Quality Matters Monday! Each Monday, we highlight a Quality Matters standard and review its importance in an online course and how we evaluate this standard.

Today, we are reviewing Quality Matters Standards 4.2.

General Standard 4 addresses the inclusion of instructional materials that enable learners to achieve the stated learning objectives or competencies.

Click here to view Quality Matters Standard 4.2 in the Quality Matters Rubric. This standard specifically addresses the inclusion of clear explanations on how to use the instructional materials.

In addition to explanations of instructional materials, resources, technologies, and learning activities, the purpose of these materials should also be provided. This is important so that students are able to easily determine how each learning material will help them achieve the state learning objectives and, ultimately, succeed in the course.

To meet this standard, it is a good practice to include a chart in the syllabus or on each module page that makes it clear to students on how they can meet each learning objective through the instructional materials and/or the assessments.

In our demo course, BUSN 7000 Start-Ups: Venturing Into Entrepreneurship, you can find learning objectives next to the module lecture, demonstrating that the video aids in meeting each learning objective listed.

QM 4.1

Click here to access Quality Matters eLearning Marketplace. The Quality Matters eLearning Marketplace is a free, searchable database built to serve the broad QM community with an easy-to-use eLearning product/service directory organized within the 8 general standards of the rubric as well as by user and product categories.

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