Guidelines for Quality Assurance and Accreditation of MOOCs
Massive open online courses (MOOCs) have emerged as an educational innovation with the potential to increase access to and improve the quality of education. Different stakeholders in education view MOOCs from different perspectives. However, there are common questions related to the quality of these courses and to the granting of equivalent credits. This document provides a set of guidelines designed to support decision making about the sorts of quality measures that are appropriate in different contexts. These MOOC Quality Guidelines can be used by governments, accreditation agencies, institutions and learners with an interest in developing, running, accrediting or participating in MOOCs, to improve quality assurance (QA) and accreditation.
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Lakshmi, T K S; Rama, K (Commonwealth of Learning (COL);National Assessment and Accreditation Council, India, 2007-10)Quality Assurance in the education sector is one of the major initiatives of the Commonwealth of Learning (COL) in its Three-Year Plan for 2006-09. To achieve the outcome of enhanced quality at all levels of education, COL ...
Kanwar, Asha (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2022-03-10)"Quality Assurance in a Digital Age" video presentation by Professor Asha Kanwar, COL President & CEO at the 2nd Virtual Conference: Trends & Directions in Accreditation in Pre- and Post- Covid Stretch, hosted by the ...
The Regional Community of Practice (CoP) Quality Assurance Guidelines in Open and Distance Learning (ODL) Commonwealth of Learning (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2019-03)The guidelines are intended for institutions to conduct quality reviews of their Open and Distance Learning (ODL) courses. Member of the Commonwealth of Learning (COL)’s Regional Community of Practice for Quality Assurance ...
Hood, Nina; Littlejohn, Allison (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2016-06-14)The purpose of this review is to identify quality measures and to highlight some of the tensions surrounding notions of quality, as well as the need for new ways of thinking about and approaching quality in MOOCs. It draws ...
Hood, Nina; Littlejohn, Allison (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2016-11)MOOCs are re-operationalising traditional concepts in education. While they draw on elements of existing educational and learning models, they represent a new approach to instruction and learning. The challenges MOOCs ...