ERIC Number: EJ1143796
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Abstractor: As Provided
Assessing Faculty Experiences with and Perceptions of an Internal Quality Assurance Process for Undergraduate Distributed Learning Courses: A Pilot Study
Rucker, Ryan; Edwards, Karen; Frass, Lydia R.
Quarterly Review of Distance Education, v16 n4 p35-44 2015
To ensure that online courses match traditional classes' quality, some institutions are implementing internal standards for online course design and quality review. The University of South Carolina created the Distributed Learning Quality Review program, based on "Quality Matters'" standards. It was designed to be faculty-guided, as faculty buy-in is crucial. In this study, faculty were interviewed regarding their satisfaction with the quality assurance process, standards, training, support, and course outcomes. Results suggest faculty appreciate the standards' importance, were satisfied with support, and recognized course improvements. They generally felt that effort spent redesigning was greater than anticipated and not adequately compensated.
Descriptors: Quality Assurance, Teacher Attitudes, Undergraduate Study, Teaching Experience, Online Courses, Academic Standards, Interviews, Participant Satisfaction, Educational Quality, Focus Groups, College Faculty
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Identifiers - Location: South Carolina
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