This report examines quality models and guidelines from online and open education providers around the world, and makes a series of recommendations for future work.
- Review of over 40 quality standards models or guidelines from organisations
- Identification of characteristics of Quality Systems around the world
- Presentation of 11 recommendations for quality in online and open education
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This report provides the first global overview of quality models in online and open education.
The report paints with a broad brush the landscape of quality in online and open education – and its challenges. Illustrating that quality in online learning is as complex as the reality of online learning itself. It addresses new needs such as quality MOOCs and Open Educational Resources (OER), and warns against implementation of quality models that restrict innovation and change.