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ERIC Number: EJ967815
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 12
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 23
ISSN: ISSN-0893-0384
The Landscape of Quality Assurance in Distance Education
Scull, W. Reed; Kendrick, David; Shearer, Rick; Offerman, Dana
Continuing Higher Education Review, v75 p138-149 Fall 2011
Distance education permeates the field of professional and continuing education to such an extent that quality assurance (QA) is a topic no distance educator or administrator should avoid. Quality assurance is an issue not just for continuing education but also for higher education generally. Given the disruptive impact of distance education and technology on understandings of educational quality, this article provides an overview of quality-assurance issues in distance education. In that spirit, the authors examine topics across four general themes: (1) the external and internal dimensions of quality assurance; (2) major initiatives that affected distance education quality assurance; (3) the most promising tools and techniques in the field; and (4) a look forward to what will likely influence the landscape of quality assurance in distance education.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Adult Education; Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: National Survey of Student Engagement