ERIC Number: EJ1055037
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 28
Is a Quality Course a Worthy Course? Designing for Value and Worth in Online Courses
Youger, Robin E.; Ahern, Terence C.
Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration, v18 n1 Spr 2015
There are many strategies for estimating the effectiveness of instruction. Typically, most methods are based on the student evaluation. Recently a more standardized approach, Quality Matters (QM), has been developed that uses an objectives-based strategy. QM, however, does not account for the learning process, nor for the value and worth of the learning experience. Learning is a complex and individualized process that course designers and instructors can capitalize on to increase the value and subsequent worth of a course for all stakeholders. This article explores the concepts of value, worth, and quality of online education, seeking a method to improve outcomes by increasing a course's value and worth.
Descriptors: Online Courses, Instructional Effectiveness, Educational Quality, Instructional Design, Electronic Learning, Outcomes of Education, Distance Education, Course Evaluation
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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