ERIC Number: ED421993
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
Reference Count: N/A
Balancing Quality and Access: Reducing State Policy Barriers to Electronically Delivered Higher Education Programs.
Johnstone, Sally M.
This project was designed to increase student access by addressing Western states' regulations on higher education programs delivered electronically across state lines, and to develop and get region-wide agreement on basic quality standards for distance education programs. The project achieved agreement on a set of "Principles of Good Practice for Electronically Offered Higher Education Degree and Certificate Programs," now the first generally accepted basis for evaluating distance learning programs throughout the nation. This report contains the following sections: (1) Paragraph summary of the report; (2) Executive Summary -- overview, purpose, background and origin, project description, evaluation, and summary and conclusion; (3) Body of the Report -- overview, purpose, how the purpose changed during the course of the project, background and origin, project description, evaluation, and summary and conclusion; and (4) Appendices -- information for FIPSE, and copies of publications: "Balancing Quality and Access. Some Principles of Good Practice for the Virtual University" (Sally M. Johnstone and Barbara Krauth); and "Principles of Good Practice for Learning Programs" (Barbara Krauth). (DLS)
Descriptors: Access to Education, Accreditation (Institutions), Accrediting Agencies, Distance Education, Educational Quality, Extension Education, External Degree Programs, Higher Education, Information Policy, Information Transfer, Open Universities, Surveys, Telecommunications, Telecourses
Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education, P.O. Box 9752, Boulder, CO 80301-9752.
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education, Boulder, CO.