Resources: Regular Interaction & Collaboration
Here is the checklist for CHECK 2. Resources have been added to the right of the checklist item to which they correspond.
Feel free to explore any that seem helpful or interesting!
A. Regular & Effective Contact
This item addressed the need to meet R&E contact regulations that distinguish DL from
correspondence courses, largely through creation of a learning community.
- Professor regularly initiates communication with students through announcements, activities,
and personalized messaging.
- Professor participates or presence is evident in discussion forums or other interactive/collaborative
- Professor-to-student contact is evident. Modes of contact may include announcements,
individualized assignment feedback, and/or rubrics.
- Activities are designed to promote collaboration and interaction, reinforce content
and learning objectives, and support team building skills. (E.g., Discussion forums
support a real substantive discussion among students rather than simply having each
student individually answer a question.)
- Student-to-student contact is evident. Modes of contact include: discussion forums,
group assignments, and/or collaboration
B. Interaction Logistics
This item covers planning regular interaction and communicating clearly.
- Course shows evidence of regularly planned participation/ interaction in the course.
- Announcements are sent out regularly during the course.
- Announcements are composed in a way that the intent of the message is clearly conveyed
- Instructions for interactive/collaborative activities clearly explain the standard
for what constitutes a good and complete answer/reply.
C. Materials & Instructor Interaction
This item covers interaction when special materials are involved.
- All activities that might create educational records (as defined by FERPA) or that involve regular/effective contact are conducted within district or college
- If publisher materials or digital tools are used to supplement a course, they are
integrated into the CMS rather than sending the student to an outside source in order
to meet Mt. SAC authentication requirements regarding single sign-on.
- When publisher materials are used, evidence of instructor presence is evident in the
form of comments or evaluation within the course.
|OVERALL RESOURCES FOR CHECK 2
 The Family Education Records Privacy Act.
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