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dc.contributor.authorMacDonald, Colla Jen_UK
dc.contributor.authorThompson, Terrie Lynnen_UK
dc.contributor.editorRogers, PLen_UK
dc.contributor.editorBerg, GAen_UK
dc.contributor.editorBoettcher, JVen_UK
dc.contributor.editorHoward, Cen_UK
dc.contributor.editorJustice, Len_UK
dc.contributor.editorSchenk, KDen_UK
dc.description.abstractIn order to satisfy the needs of growing numbers of adult learners, the availability of well-designed, effectively implemented, and efficiently delivered online courses is essential (MacDonald, Stodel & Casimiro, 2006; Palloff & Pratt, 2001). Despite the demand and prevalence of e-learning, there are still concerns regarding the quality and effectiveness of education offered online (Carstens & Worsfold, 2000; Noble, 2002). Too often, in an "effort to simply get something up and running" (Dick, 1996, p. 59), educators have been forced to compromise quality and design. Intensive competition among educational institutions has resulted in quality assurance becoming a critical issue for promoting learning and learning programs. Within this economically motivated environment, online learning has not escaped the scrutiny of quality standards. Quality in online programs is generally defined in terms of the design of the learning experience, the contextualized experience of learners, and evidence of learning outcomes (Jung, 2000; Salmon, 2000). However, the plethora of online learning courses and programs with few standards to ensure the quality of content, delivery, and/or service creates a challenge. The resulting variance in quality makes it difficult for an organization or learner to choose a program that meets their needs and is also of high quality.en_UK
dc.publisherInformation Science Referenceen_UK
dc.relationMacDonald CJ & Thompson TL (2009) A case study exploring quality standards for quality e-learning. In: Rogers P, Berg G, Boettcher J, Howard C, Justice L & Schenk K (eds.) Encyclopedia of distance learning, Volume I. 2nd ed. Hershey, PA: Information Science Reference, pp. 232-240.
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dc.titleA case study exploring quality standards for quality e-learningen_UK
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dc.citation.btitleEncyclopedia of distance learning, Volume Ien_UK
dc.publisher.addressHershey, PAen_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationUniversity of Ottawaen_UK
rioxxterms.typeBook chapteren_UK
local.rioxx.authorMacDonald, Colla J|en_UK
local.rioxx.authorThompson, Terrie Lynn|0000-0002-8166-3791en_UK
local.rioxx.projectInternal Project|University of Stirling|
local.rioxx.contributorRogers, PL|en_UK
local.rioxx.contributorBerg, GA|en_UK
local.rioxx.contributorBoettcher, JV|en_UK
local.rioxx.contributorHoward, C|en_UK
local.rioxx.contributorJustice, L|en_UK
local.rioxx.contributorSchenk, KD|en_UK
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