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How is an internet enduring material activity defined?

An internet enduring material is an online enduring activity that can be accessed whenever the learner chooses to complete it. The content can be accessed at any point during the lifespan of the activity and there is no specific time designated for participation. Examples include online interactive educational modules, recorded presentations, podcasts.

Internet enduring material activities should be reported in PARS for each year in which they are active, either for the entire year or any part thereof. For each year that you provided the activity, please report the number of learners who participated in it during that year, as well as the income related to the activity for that year. Do not report cumulative data for an activity spanning multiple years. The start date entered for the activity should be the first date the activity was available for learners or the date of the most recent review of the activity, whichever is later. If the internet enduring material activity spans multiple years, the start date should be consistent across reporting years.

When reporting the number of learners for an internet enduring material activity, you should count all learners who completed all or a portion of the activity and whose participation can be verified in some manner. The accreditor would not consider individuals that only downloaded or accessed the activity but did not actually complete a portion of it to be learners.

The hours of instruction for an internet enduring activity should indicate the amount of time it takes an individual learner to complete the activity.