—This paper describes the process of developing a
quality assurance checklist for course designers and faculty
members who are engaged in designing blended learning
courses at a multi-campus private university. The purpose is to
establish unified quality criteria for ensuring quality of the
design of blended learning course content. Six categories were
identified in the checklist to meet the purpose: 1) contact
information, copyrights, 2) privacy and security of information,
3) nature of interactive online content, 4) usability, 5)
multimedia, and 6) interface design and technical specifications.
Four stages of the checklist development were followed during
the process: initial discussion for item adaption, validity and
reliability assessment, tool/checklist refinement and finalization.
These stages were found to be useful in creating the quality
checklist for designing the course content taught through
blended learning approaches.
—Blended learning, course design, checklist
development, quality assurance.
The authors are with Aga Khan University, Pakistan (e-mail:
Cite: Sahreen Chauhan, Azra Naseem, and Eman Rashwan, "Developing a Quality Checklist for Designing Blended Learning Course Content," International Journal of Information and Education Technology vol. 6, no. 3, pp. 224-227, 2016.