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Quality Matters Monday: Standard 4.4

Submitted by on August 17, 2015 – 10:06 amNo Comment

It’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 4.4.

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 4.4 in the Quality Matters Rubric.
This standard specifically addresses that all instructional materials are current.

The articles that are used in courses should be rich and varied, coming from a variety of sources so students will be able to familiarize themselves with
varying perspectives. But current instructional materials are vital for the student, especially since so much has changed in the past ten years with the
emergence of new technologies. AP suggests using research and case studies from the past three years, as this will provide students with a richer, more
up-to-date perspective on the discipline. For more information please visit facultyecommons.com/ at this link.

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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