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ERIC Number: EJ1152564
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Jul
Pages: 21
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-2146-7242
Validation of a Conceptual Quality Framework for Online and Blended Learning with Success Factors and Indicators in Adult Education: A Qualitative Study
Blieck, Yves; Ooghe, Ilse; Zhu, Chang; Depryck, Koen; Struyven, Katrien; Pynoo, Bram; Van Laer, Hilde
Turkish Online Journal of Educational Technology - TOJET, v16 n3 p162-182 Jul 2017
This qualitative study was designed to identify a framework for the quality of OBL in adult education (AE), which are of interest to the needs of students. Following a review of the literature, we opted for the theoretical framework as proposed by Ossiannilsson and Landgren (2012). This framework suggests success factors for OBL that are of interest to the needs of students. Qualitative data was collected through group interviews (n=12 groups) with stakeholders involved in AE. Professionals from five institutions, at the policy level (n=17) or programme level (n=20) were interviewed. Findings were discussed and agreed upon by the researchers to validate a quality framework for OBL in AE. At the level of the success factors, it is useful to underpin the adoption of OBL, to formulate a mission statement. The indicators can help set goals, identify resources and strategies and measure whether the provision aligns with adult students' needs. All success factors and indicators are linked to quality areas and dimensions most existing quality frames are built on. At this level the framework is useful to mainstream the quality of OBL into traditional frameworks.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Adult Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Belgium
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