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Quality Matters Monday: Standard 4.5

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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

Today, we are reviewing Quality Matters Standards 4.5.

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 4.5 in the Quality Matters Rubric.
This standard specifically addresses that a variety of instructional materials is used in the course.

Use of publisher-produced materials content is worthwhile but there is also a lot of good student-to-content interaction through ancillary materials. QM
Standard 4.5 suggests that the course materials should be “robust and create a rich learning environment” for students. There should also be varied, and
different perspectives should be presented. Typically, there should be “multiple sources and not just one author.” In addition to the publisher-produced
materials, you can consider including lectures to present your perspective on the subject, or outside resources/articles so that students are presented
with multiple perspectives and not just that of the publisher. With the inclusion of lectures, textbooks, PowerPoint presentations, lecture notes, videos
and articles, your course materials will be robust and create a rich learning environment for students.

Please refer to the following:

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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