Global quality in online, open, flexible and technology enhanced education: An analysis of strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats
This report was developed to provide a platform for development of guidelines for quality in online, open, flexible and technology enhanced education in all regions of the world.
The intended audience includes:
relevant associations that support quality in online, open, flexible and technology-enhanced education
institutional leaders responsible for quality
other educational stakeholders interested in quality initiatives
By working with regional experts, this report provides an overview of strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats to educational quality in online, open, flexible and technology enhanced learning. It is not intended to be all-inclusive as there are many institutions that have not participated in the opportunities to provide feedback. However, it does provide a good foundation regarding areas of success (strengths) and an overview of the challenges faced by many.
One important take away that was identified within all of the regions is that quality assurance models are of central importance and value .Those areas that do not provide good guidelines, policies or sharing of best practices face more challenges than others since they need to spend time proving the value of this range of modes of education.