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THREE INSTITUTIONS, THREE APPROACHES, ONE GOAL: ADDRESSING QUALITY ASSURANCE IN ONLINE LEARNING
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Online Learning Journal Volume 17, Number 4, ISSN 2472-5730

Abstract

The rapid growth of online academic programs in higher education has prompted institutions to develop processes and implement strategies to ensure the quality of their online offerings. Although there is no “one-size-fits-all\u201d approach, there are “quality\u201d standards which institutions can effectively implement regardless of context. This paper examines approaches from three different types of institutions in addressing quality assurance in online education on their respective campuses. Specifically, this paper presents three case studies and describes each institution\u2019s 1) background and overview, 2) quality definition, 3) approach to quality assurance, 4) models and approaches, 5) goals, 6) successes, 7) challenges, and 8) lessons learned. A comparison reveals that despite differences in scope, size, location, mission and extent of online development, there is consistency in the institutions\u2019 strategies to addressing quality assurance in online learning.

Citation

Britto, M., Ford, C. & Wise, J.M. (2013). THREE INSTITUTIONS, THREE APPROACHES, ONE GOAL: ADDRESSING QUALITY ASSURANCE IN ONLINE LEARNING. Online Learning Journal, 17(4),. Retrieved July 4, 2022 from .

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