The key to analyzing quality in education is to understand set expectations required to assess a course’s significance. The Academic Partnerships (AP) organization took a step forward to do just that. They have recently published, “A Guide to Quality in Online Learning” touching on fundamental factors needed to identify if a course given online is worthwhile. It is intended to provide expectations to the reader about what constitutes online learning, as well as underlying issues related to this method of education.
With the ever-growing institutions offering learning online, it is important to decipher the valuable from the imitation. AP Senior Advisor Stamenka Uvalic-Trumbic said, “Individuals, institutions, and professional bodies in many countries are addressing the challenge of how to assure that online learning provides a top-quality experience for students. Our publication addresses the issues associated with what has become a truly global phenomenon.” The document is not just for students who are seeking online courses, but also a guide to teachers and establishments providing courses to the public.
Compiled from in-depth research, the publication explores the elements for validating online education from the student and institution’s point of view. AP hopes the information will be considered valuable to students and teachers be assured of education in the virtual setting, as they do peer to peer.
About Academic Partnerships
Academic Partnerships (AP) helps universities convert their traditional degree programs into an online format, recruits qualified students and supports enrolled students through graduation. Serving more than 40 public universities in the United States and numerous top foreign institutions, AP is guided by the principle that the opportunities presented through distance learning make higher education more accessible and achievable for students in the United States and around the world. The company was founded by social entrepreneur Randy Best, an 18-year veteran of developing innovative learning solutions to improve education. For more information, please visit www.academicpartnerships.com.