As online learning continues its rapid expansion in Ontario, Canada, and internationally, the issue of quality has become increasingly important. This new publication, A Guide to Quality in Online Learning, looks at quality from an international perspective, bringing together best practices and practical tools from around the world organized around 16 key questions.
The responses to the questions address the central issues that concern Ontario post-secondary educators, administrators, and policy makers, including:
- What constitutes quality in online learning?
- How can institutions assure quality?
- How can instructional design, learning materials, and course presentation contribute to quality online learning?
- How do you ensure exam security?
- How can teaching and facilitation contribute to ensuring quality?
- What support should students receive?
Contact North I Contact Nord’s Research Associate, Sir John Daniel, served as co-editor of this Guide. Sir John is currently a Senior Advisor, Academic Partnerships and Education Master in the Beijing DeTao Masters Academy.
Sir John Daniel is a former Vice-Chancellor of the UK Open University and Assistant Director General for Education at UNESCO.
Contact North | Contact Nord has also served as a key source of information in the Guide in response to the question, “What resources should you allocate to developing quality online learning?”