ERIC Number: ED480084
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2003-Aug
Assessing the Quality of Online Instruction: Integrating Instructional Quality and Web Usability Assessments.
A great deal has been written in the educational literature about the use of distance education, given the rapid expansion of the World Wide Web on the Internet. Web-based courses are now available or under development at many academic institutions and through corporate universities. Educators are concerned, however, about ensuring the quality of online courses, and many question whether online courses can maintain the same high standards of excellence as traditional classroom instruction. One way to ensure quality control over online instruction is to establish an ongoing instructional quality assessment process. This chapter discusses background information and several considerations for assessing the quality of online instruction. (Contains 47 references.) (GCP)
Publication Type: Information Analyses
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Note: In: Measuring Up: Assessment Issues for Teachers, Counselors, and Administrators; see CG 032 608.