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Ensuring Quality and Integrity in Online Learning Programs
Individuals holding an undergraduate degree and work experience who return to the institution of higher learning to pursue advanced degrees.
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High Quality Online Programs: The Role of Leadership and Teamwork to Support Student-Centered Graduate Education
Sharon E. Norris (Spring Arbor University, USA)
Copyright: © 2019 |Pages: 24
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-7844-4.ch009
The development of high quality online programs requires ongoing commitment and dedication at all levels of colleges and universities. The availability of online programs and courses benefits working adults by making access to graduate education possible. Online education is also advantageous to the growth of colleges and universities by expanding market reach without requiring major capital expenditures for buildings and operational support staff in new locations. Even though there is ease of entry into new markets with online courses and programs, college and university leaders cannot ignore the need for integrating online programs with the entire institution and providing necessary support services to students and faculty. To ensure high quality in online program offerings, support for online programs must be embedded throughout the various departments within the institution. The role of leadership and teamwork is vital to developing high quality online programming and student-centered support for graduate education.
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The adult learner who is a proactive and responsible person
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