I have deliberately grouped these two publications together for review, because looking at either in isolation would not be sufficient for a comprehensive overview of issues on assuring and assessing the quality of online learning. Taken together though they are essential reading for anyone who wants to understand the issues around this topic.
It would be a good idea to give both papers to any new Provost or Vice-Rector of Teaching and Learning. These papers will bring them up to speed very quickly on the topic of quality in online learning. Both papers are thoroughly researched, clearly written, comprehensive, and up to date, with excellent bibliographies for further reading. What I liked particularly was their international perspective, looking at efforts from across the world.
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