Ensuring Quality and Integrity in Online Learning Programs

Ensuring Quality and Integrity in Online Learning Programs

Esther Smidt (West Chester University of Pennsylvania, USA) and Rui Li (West Chester University of Pennsylvania, USA)
Release Date: April, 2019|Copyright: © 2019 |Pages: 325
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-7844-4
ISBN13: 9781522578444|ISBN10: 1522578447|EISBN13: 9781522578451|ISBN13 Softcover: 9781522594666
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Description & Coverage
Description:

Within the past decade, many higher education institutions have begun to offer degree programs online, but there are a lack of resources for institutions to rely on when choosing to introduce an online program. With the prevalence of technology in education, the importance of providing quality distance education programs cannot be ignored.

Ensuring Quality and Integrity in Online Learning Programs is an essential reference source that delves into the requirements and essential technologies needed to create and encourage effective and inclusive online educational programs. The book examines and offers best practices for all factors that contribute to building quality online programs including faculty buy-in and training; student motivation, interest, and retention; program planning, pedagogy, and design; program administration; and the use of appropriate and up-to-date technology. Administrators, educators, online program directors, instructional designers, curriculum developers, faculty, researchers, and students will benefit from the emerging research contained within this publication.

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The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to:

  • Development Procedures
  • Faculty Training
  • Institutional Policies
  • Marketing
  • National Standards
  • Online Pedagogy
  • Policy Development
  • Program Design
  • Program Evaluation
  • Quality Assurance
  • Student Support Services
  • Technology
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Editor/Author Biographies

Esther Smidt received her PhD in Curriculum and Instruction: Second Languages and Cultures Education from the University of Minnesota in 2007. She is an Associate Professor and Program Director of TESOL at West Chester University, USA. Her research interests include Distance Education, Computer-Assisted Language Learning, Teaching English as a Second/Foreign Language, and Immigrant Identity.

Rui Li is the Executive Director of Distance Education and Instructional Design at West Chester University of Pennsylvania. She received her Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction with a focus on Instructional Technology at the University of Texas at Austin. She has taught online and blended courses both nationally and internationally. Her research interests include distance education, learning space design, and technology as cognitive tools.

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