By creating a learning environment that is personal, students become more engaged in their learning. Frequent feedback from the instructor in an online course increases learners’ sense of engagement in the course. Learners are better able to manage their course activities when they know upfront when to expect feedback from the instructor.
Auburn University Montgomery uses the Quality Matters (QM) Rubric for design and development of online and hybrid courses. The Rubric is a set of 8 Standards by which to evaluate the design of online and hybrid courses.
The following are best practices for faculty interaction with students in online courses based on the Quality Matters Rubric, Standard 5:
Quality Matters. (2014). Quality Matters Higher Education Rubric (5th ed.). Annapolis, MD: MarylandOnline
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