Section 3: Instructional Materials and Resources Utilized
SECTION 3. Instructional Materials and Resources Utilized
Teaching online provides access to a robust collection of existing resources that may be used to support student learning.
Text in italics are what I implemented in my course.
3.1 Instructor provides students with adequate time and notice to acquire course materials.
- The syllabus was posted as soon as the course was made available to the students and the instructor through the Learning Management System.
3.2 Syllabus lists whether textbooks and materials are required or recommended.
- The textbook is required for this course and it is indicated on the syllabus. Additional supplemental materials that were recommended were posted on Blackboard under each relevant Module (week).
3.3 Instructor articulates the purpose of all materials as to how they are related to the course and module learning objectives.
- Each material students were asked to engage in (e.g. textbook chapter, video, business article) were aligned with a module/course learning outcome.
3.4 When possible, instructor provides options in terms of how students acquire course materials, including Open Educational Resources.
- The textbook is offered in a variety of formats (digital only, hard copy with online access, digital copy + coil bind textbook, etc.) and all formats are explained on syllabus including ISBN and MSRP and web links to the publisher's website.
3.5 There is a variety of instructional material types and perspectives, while not overly relying on one content type such as text.
- The textbook includes an online component that is interactive, accommodating to a variety of learning styles including audial and visual. I also provided links to videos (e.g. TedTalks), academic and non-academic business articles.
3.6 Modeling academic integrity, instructor appropriately cites all copyrighted resources and materials that are reused throughout the course.