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Leveraging the Power of Online Learning to Facilitate Quality Degree Completion
Creating the Perfect Module
Jim Marteney, Distance Learning Trainer, West Los Angeles College
Jim Marteney is a Professor of Communication Studies teaching online courses such as Critical Thinking/Argumentation, Cultural Studies and Mass Media. He is also a Distance Education Trainer and Certified QM Reviewer. Jim works with instructors not to transfer face-to-face classes online, but to create new learning experiences.
Key class content is placed in modules. Is this information organized in a stimulating manner, just randomly offered, or, as some say, "thrown against the wall"? This session looks at a course that incorporates key elements of the Quality Matters Rubric by using a variety of strategies to create an organized module that is informative, engaging, interactive, and something students will want to visit.
List the three parts of a quality module.
Identify which parts of the QM Rubric relate to the creation of a module.
Describe at least three strategies that will improve the modules of their courses.