Educational Design as a Key Issue in Planning for Quality Improvement

Educational Design as a Key Issue in Planning for Quality Improvement

Albert Sangra (University of Catalonia, Spain), Lourdes Guardia (University of Catalonia, Spain) and Mercedes Gonzalez-Sanmamed (University of Coruna, Spain)
Copyright: © 2007 |Pages: 16
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59140-950-2.ch017
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Abstract

This chapter focuses on the need for redesigning courses to develop an appropriate educational or instructional model to achieve a high level of quality in e-learning. It argues that e-learning must be integrated as a process of innovation in the institution for it to become a factor of improvement in the quality of higher education. Transition from conventional education to any model of e-learning demands a well-founded planning strategy to ensure quality in education delivery. Consequently, drawing up strategic plans for the integration of e-learning in our institutions is fundamental. The authors consider there is an obvious need for a greater study into the use of instructional design models and techniques in the sphere of e-learning. The selection of the most suitable instructional design model should allow researchers and practitioners to increase the quality of the educational offerings.

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