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With the prevalence of digital technologies and the Internet, online and distance learning programs are rapidly expanding. Institutions of higher learning that offer online programs are facing the challenges of increasing student enrollments, growing global opportunities, implementing new technologies, responding to workplace demands, but at the same time maintaining quality. Many of these institutions are creating or adopting quality statements, standards, or criteria regarding their Web-based distance learning programs. However, there seems to be no common understanding about the terminology or the methodology of quality. Consequently, "quality assurance" of online and distance learning has become a subject of increasing importance in both researchers’ and practitioners’ communities. This book is a collection of recent research articles on quality assurance of online and distance learning from the perspective of major stakeholders: Administrators, Developers, Researchers, and Evaluators. Although much of this research differ in various aspects, when viewed together it begins to provide a more comprehensive and general framework of quality assurance, which can be applied in most organizational situations and programs.