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ERIC Number: EJ1024565
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 22
ISSN: ISSN-0892-3647
Credit Hours with No Set Time: A Study of Credit Policies in Asynchronous Online Education
Prasuhn, Frederick Carl
American Journal of Distance Education, v28 n1 p4-13 2014
U.S. public university system policies were examined to learn how credit hours were determined for asynchronous online education. Findings indicated that (a) credit hour meaning and use are not consistent, (b) primary responsibility for credit hour decisions was at the local level, and (c) no policies exist to guide credit hour application for asynchronous online education. An unexpected finding indicated that an alternative was possible: a potential new method to track learning may be competency-based education.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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