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eLearning quality guidelines

  1. 1. Elearning Quality Guidelines <ul><ul><li>By Avinash Mishra </li></ul></ul>
  2. 2. Quality Guidelines for processes and practices in EPS <ul><li>Registration procedures that include: </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>A clear statement of expectations of learner </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>An orientation program/service for those desiring it </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Management of student records for: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Documentation of student achievement in each course and at completion of a program </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>confidential treatment of records </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Student access to records </li></ul></ul></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>Assistance with the technologies being used ,i.e., </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>The purpose of the technology </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Skills and knowledge required to manipulate and interact with the technologies being used </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Instructional strategies that is: </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Provide prompt,constructive feedback to students </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Deliberately use synchronous and/or asynchronous learning tools </li></ul></ul></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>Assessment of learning that is: </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Authentic,i.e.,accurate representation of the contexts encountered in the field of study </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Frequent and timely </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Appropriate and responsive to the needs of the learners </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>In various forms </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Conducted by trained assessors </li></ul></ul></ul>
  5. 5. <ul><li>Technologies and other ICT-are appropriately used to: </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Meet national and international standards for students with disabilities </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Contact between students and faculty,students and students,and larger learning community </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Flexible opportunities for student collaboration </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>The opportunity for students to interact with experts of fields </li></ul></ul></ul>
  6. 6. Quality Guidelines for inputs and resources <ul><li>Curriculum content is: </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Credible with sources identified </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Balanced and free of bias </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Updated consistently and routinely </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Culturally sensitive </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Consistent with current copyright laws of the provider </li></ul></ul></ul>
  7. 7. <ul><li>Teaching/learning materials are: </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Prepared by qualified content experts working with qualified design experts </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Readily available </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Learner friendly </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Interesting in content and layout </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Well organized </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Free of racial,class,age and gender bias </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Accessible to those with disabilities </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Free from errors </li></ul></ul></ul>
  8. 8. <ul><li>Learning materials and delivery reflect sound technical design so that they are: </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Navigable </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Easily updateable and frequently updateable </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Complemented by multimedia,rather then distracted by them </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Sensitive to bandwidth constraints of students </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Compliant with current technology and ICT standards </li></ul></ul></ul>
  9. 9. <ul><li>A complete learning package includes: </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Course description </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Learning objective </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Assessment and completion requirements </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Information about instructor </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Learning/lecture notes and additional learning resources </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Course activities and assignments </li></ul></ul></ul>
  10. 10. <ul><ul><ul><li>Quizzes and examinations </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Access to answers for questions/quizzes </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>A framework for portfolio development </li></ul></ul></ul>
  11. 11. <ul><li>The comprehensive course package(all materials and technologies) is: </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Appealing in appearance </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>User friendly </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Customizable </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Inclusive of all institutional services and activities(registration,payment,advising,tutorial assistance,library services) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Complete </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Reviewed and evaluated routinely </li></ul></ul></ul>
  12. 12. Evidence of program success through review and evaluation of: <ul><li>Course content and objectives </li></ul><ul><li>Learning materials </li></ul><ul><li>Instructional design </li></ul><ul><li>Student learning and student achievement </li></ul><ul><li>Policies and management practices </li></ul><ul><li>Operational procedures </li></ul><ul><li>Customer satisfaction </li></ul><ul><li>Learner support services </li></ul>
  13. 13. Advertising, recruiting and admission information includes <ul><li>Pre-requisites and entry requirements </li></ul><ul><li>The curriculum overview </li></ul><ul><li>Specific delivery format </li></ul><ul><li>Course level and credit points </li></ul><ul><li>Course length and degree requirement </li></ul><ul><li>Types of assignments and grading methods </li></ul><ul><li>Learning assessment procedures and evaluation criteria </li></ul><ul><li>All fees </li></ul>
  14. 14. <ul><li>The nature of the faculty/student interaction </li></ul><ul><li>Entry level technical competence and skills </li></ul><ul><li>Academic support services and learning resources </li></ul><ul><li>Technical support services </li></ul><ul><li>Program success from evaluations </li></ul>
  15. 15. <ul><li>References: </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Canadian recommended E-learning guidelines </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Prepared by Dr.K.Barker </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul>

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