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Improving eLearning through quality assurance and quality enhancement
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'Quality Assurance of Online and Distance Learning' edited by Rocco Paolucci

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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.

 

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Quality Assurance Toolkit for Open and Distance Non-formal Education

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Produced  by Colin Latchem for Commonwealth of Learning 2012

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http://www.col.org/PublicationDocuments/QA%20NFE_150.pdf

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IGI Global: Student Satisfaction and Learning Outcomes in E-Learning: An Introduction to Empirical Research (9781609606152): Sean B. Eom, J. B. Arbaugh: Books

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Student Satisfaction and Learning Outcomes in E-Learning: An Introduction to Empirical Research (9781609606152): Sean B. Eom, J. B.

 

Chapter 10 Quality Assurance in E-Learning (pages 231-248)

 

Stacey McCroskey (Online Adjunct Professor, United States), Jamison V. Kovach (University of Houston, USA), Xin David Ding (Xin (David) DingUniversity of Houston, USA), Susan Miertschin (University of Houston, USA), Sharon Lund O’Neil (University of Houston, USA)

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Quality Assurance in Distance Education and E-learning

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Quality Assurance in Distance Education and E-learning: Challenges and Solutions from Asia

 

Insung Jung, Tat Men Wong, Tian Belawati.

 

Quality Assurance in Distance Education and E-learning: Challenges and Solutions from Asia documents the existing regulatory framework covering quality assurance (QA) systems in distance education (DE) in a number of Asian countries. It draws on the knowledge and experience of 16 selected DE/e-learning institutions of Asia and reveals the respective development of QA systems and procedures within these providers/programmes.

 

 

The endeavour towards developing QA systems through various stages of testing and development is in response to the growing public concern for the quality of DE as well as staff aspirations for quality. This book, through the selection of cases from the aforementioned institutions, covers a wide range of QA systems and perspectives of quality in DE. These cases present good practices in QA for DE/e-learning, analyse challenges in assuring the quality of DE products and services, offer possible solutions to meet those challenges, and present lessons for other DE providers.

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Book review - Quality assurance and accreditation in distance education and e-learning

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Book review by Shattuck  - Quality assurance and accreditation in distance education and e-learning: Models, policies and research.

Review published in: The International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning

 

The book that Jung and Latchem pulled together provides much-needed discussion on just what quality assurance in distance education is. It also provides conceptual organizational models and practical strategies for continually working towards quality improvement and for transparently tracking and documenting outcomes. Most importantly, this book finally brings quality assurance from being a lofty ideal into the realm of practical discussion.

 

Book available at: http://www.routledge.com/books/details/9780415887359/


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Distance Education for Teacher Training: Modes, Models, and Methods | EDC, Inc.

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Distance Education for Teacher Training: Modes, Models, and Methods builds on EDC’s extensive international and domestic experience in the field of distance education and gathers research and lessons learned from numerous programs in over 100 nations and territories to help distance education policymakers, planners and designers develop distance education systems focused on producing high-quality teachers.

 

Unlike most distance education books, this guide focuses less on policy and funding, and almost exclusively on building high-quality teaching and learning within a distance-based system. With over 200 web references to existing programs and technology tools; an annotated reference section of distance-based resources; and an extensive glossary of terms and bibliography, this guide is a valuable resource for those interested in not just distance education but technology and professional development.

 

[Full text of the book can be downloaded from the EDC site.]

 

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