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Changing How We Evaluate Online Higher Education: Notes on Quality and Cost

Changing How We Evaluate Online Higher Education: Notes on Quality and Cost | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Working with it's ad agency Leo Burnett, Heinz Ketchup changed the criteria of what constitutes good ketchup and, as a result, increased its market share. They defined the products' relatively thic...
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E-Learning Quality in Higher Education in Europe

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Udacity Cancels Free Online Math Course, Citing Low Quality

Udacity Cancels Free Online Math Course, Citing Low Quality | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it

Udacity, a start-up company offering free online courses, last week canceled a course, “Logic and Discrete Mathematics,” that was due to begin this summer, saying the lectures and materials it had prepared on the topic did not live up to its quality standards.

“We recorded the entire class and edited most of it, but in our internal tests it didn’t meet our quality bar,” said Sebastian Thrun, founder of Udacity, in an e-mail interview on Sunday. “We have an enormous respect for our students’ time and don’t want to release anything that wouldn’t meet our bar.”

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Is Open and Distance Learning the Key to Quality Higher Education for All?

Is Open and Distance Learning the Key to Quality Higher Education for All? | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it

UNESCO has repeatedly argued that the number of places for post-secondary learners must increase from approximately 120 million to 240 million worldwide, with large-scale growth already having been documented over the past decade. In the emerging economic powerhouses of the world, increased access to knowledge and education is crucial to guarantee continued growth.

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On Quality and OER

As I travel the country (and the world) telling people about open educational resources, open textbooks, etc., I frequently receive questions about the quality of openly licensed instructional mate...
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By introducing competition open online education will improve teaching at top universities

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Nine steps to quality online learning: introduction

Nine steps to quality online learning: introduction | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it

I developed these nine steps in response to requests about how to ensure quality when starting an online course or program. Now there are lots of excellent e-learning quality assurance standards, organizations and research available online, and I’m not going to duplicate these. Instead, I’m going to suggest a series of practical steps towards implementing such standards.

 

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New international quality label for e-learning courseware

New international quality label for e-learning courseware | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it

pprobate is a new international quality label for courseware, an initiative of three organisations: The Learning Agency Network (LANETO), the Agence Wallonne des Télécommunication (AWT) and the e-Learning Quality Service Center (eLQSC).

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