Quality Really Really Matters: A Summary of eLearning Program Evaluation Tools photo by: star5112 from flikr.com Quality Really Really Matters: A Summary of eLearning Program Evaluation Tools Clark Shah-Nelson Coordinator of Online Education, SUNY Delhi http://tinyurl.com/qualityreallymatters
photo by: cogdogblog from flikr.com Quality Matters: Courses … What about programs? DISCLAIMER
Online courses cost more to develop than f2f courses.
Greater faculty time and effort required to teach online
Students need more discipline to succeed in online courses.
A lack of acceptance of online instruction by faculty
Online courses cost more to deliver than f2f courses.
There are no significant barriers to the use of online education at my institution.
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NEASC Best Practices http://tinyurl.com/neascbestpractices Best Practices for Electronically Offered Online Degree and Cert. Programs by 8 accrediting institutions, including Middle States photo by: Boby Dimitrov from flikr.com
“ meant to assist institutions in planning distance education activities and to provide a self-assessment framework for those already involved.” “For the regional accrediting associations they constitute a common understanding of those elements which reflect quality distance education programming. As such they are intended to inform and facilitate the evaluation policies and processes of each region.” photo by: Boby Dimitrov from flikr.com
1. Institutional Context and Commitment 2. Curriculum and Instruction 3. Faculty Support 4. Student Support 5. Evaluation and Assessment. photo by: Boby Dimitrov from flikr.com
IQAT : Interactive Quality Assessment Tool http://www.iqat.org/ helps distance learning leaders measure and manage change. IQAT™ can help you record and manage your data, tracking it over time and comparing it to other institutions. Take your distance learning program to the next level of quality, accountability and profitability with IQAT™." photo by: Valerie Everett from flikr.com
photo by: Sparkie Geek from flikr.com IMS GLC Adoption Standard: Best Practices for Prospective and New Student Introduction to e-Learning http://tinyurl.com/elearningintro