quality of distance learning programs
The structure of the entire program is as important as the structure of the individual course. And there are clear standards for assessing how well an online program is supporting both faculty and students. Led by Kaye Shelton, PhD, this seminar focuses on research into the seven key measurable aspects of quality in online education, as outlined in a research study by the Institute for Higher Education Policy in 2000, re-affirmed and updated in 2010 by a panel of 43 seasoned online education administrators.
Online Seminar • Wednesday, January 29th, 2014 • 2:00 pm Eastern
Many community college students and employers have doubts about the quality of online education. New research with these groups raises important questions for the future of online learning, even as it quickly becomes part of the higher education mainstream.
Your students are unique and come to your online classes with different instructional and technological needs. Why would you use national data from schools with a different student population to guide your online course planning? This seminar will provide you with an action plan to gather data from your students and use those results to improve instruction and student outcomes.
video Online Seminar • Recorded on Wednesday, May 2nd, 2012
In an email interview Richard Schilke, EdD, associate dean for online Liberal Arts and Sciences at the Open Campus of Florida State College at Jacksonville spoke with Distance Education Report about the importance of a continuous process improvement plan for online programs, and how the eQuality model addresses these needs.
Online instruction will continue to grow rapidly on college campuses nationwide. This seminar will show you the most effective teaching practices to help students succeed in the online classroom.
video Online Seminar • Recorded on Thursday, September 16th, 2010
An online course template can bring greater efficiency and quality to online courses. Renee Cicchino, senior instructional designer at Seton Hall University’s Teaching, Learning and Technology Center, shares some of the benefits and challenges of online course templates, and explains why she prefers the Quality Matters rubric.