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ERIC Number: ED484990
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Oct
Reference Count: 67
Ensuring Quality in Online Education Instruction: What Instructors Should Know?
Yang, Yi; Cornelious, Linda
Association for Educational Communications and Technology, Chicago, IL, Oct 19-23, 2004
With a growing number of courses offered online and degrees offered through the Internet, there is a considerable interest in online education, particularly as it relates to the quality of online learning instruction. The major concerns are centering on the following questions: What will be the new role for instructor in online education? How will students' learning outcomes be assured and improved in online learning environment? How will effective communication and interaction be established with students in the absence of face-to-face instruction? and How will instructors motivate students to learn in the online learning environment? This paper will examine new challenges and barriers for online instructors, highlight major themes prevalent in the literature related to "quality control or assurance" in online education, and provide strategies for instructors to design and deliver effective online instruction. Recommendations will be made on how to ensure quality in online instruction, and the role of administrators in ensuring quality online learning will also be described.
Descriptors: Educational Quality, Quality Control, Online Courses, Internet, Higher Education, College Faculty, Teacher Role, Teaching Methods, Teacher Effectiveness, Administrator Role, Teacher Student Relationship
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Association for Educational Communications and Technology, Washington, DC.