Instructional materials represent current thinking in the discipline. Older works considered “seminal” in the field are appropriate. The content is accurate and relevant to the course.
Points: 2 (Very Important)
QM Alignment: 4.4
When you curate content, it may help to consider your selection process. What academic or educational criteria should you use to evaluate a selection? Consider how students use content to create a knowledge base.
Consider the accuracy, relevance, and currency of your instructional materials:
- Does your selection provide a valid, supported perspective?
- Does your selection align with learning goals and curriculum?
- Does your selection reflect new ideas or concepts your students need to explore?
- If you are using older materials or videos in your course that you want to update, consider adopting free and openly-licensed materials. See this handout on Open Educational Resources and Open Pedagogy.
- Ensure your materials are properly cited and comply with copyright regulations and fair use rules (standard 3.3).