Sharing eLearning Evaluation and Quality Measurement Resources
Colla MacDonald, University of Ottawa, Canada ; Jan Donio, Executive Director, Council for Ontario Universities, Canada
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, in San Antonio, Texas, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-61-7 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Chesapeake, VA
There is no doubt that technology is becoming integral to the University teaching-learning process as ongoing advancements continue to offer, and students continue to demand new and flexible avenues for learning. Yet despite the benefits afforded by eLearning (e.g., convenience, flexibility, accessibility) there are still some individuals within academic and professional communities who are resistant to the concept. Detractors of eLearning have voiced concern over the integrity and quality of education being provided online (Carstens & Worsfold, 2000; DeBard & Guidera, 2000; Speck, 2000). It is imperative that universities come to some kind of agreement regarding and procedures and policies for quality standards in eLearning. Such an initiative will benefit the larger educational community by setting a benchmark for quality standards. Therefore, the purpose of this paper is to first identify a rationale for quality standards in University eLearning and then present a model as a "first step" in this process of developing eLearning quality standards.
MacDonald, C. & Donio, J. (2007). Sharing eLearning Evaluation and Quality Measurement Resources. In R. Carlsen, K. McFerrin, J. Price, R. Weber & D. Willis (Eds.), Proceedings of SITE 2007--Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 882-889). San Antonio, Texas, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).