The original Quality in Online Learning report was primarily concerned with online learning in formal higher education, i.e. with formally assessed courses and programmes leading to credentials. Recent years, however, have seen the multiplication of alternative or ‘post-traditional’ elements of higher education. These include new types of informal short courses and approaches to certification, growing openness in access to intellectual capital, and a lively diversification of teaching and learning methods.
The new Guide aims to help individuals and institutions that are adopting post-traditional approaches by outlining key issues to consider when assuring the quality of their offerings. The guide is structured in the form of ‘Frequently Asked Questions’ as a simple way of presenting the central arguments and is aimed at university decision-makers, faculty and academic staff, government policy-makers, funding bodies, and researchers.
The Guide is published under a CC-BY-SA licence.
2 April, updated 7 April 2014