Document Type

Conference Proceeding

Publisher

Australasian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education

Faculty

Community Services, Education and Social Sciences

School

Communications and Multimedia

RAS ID

2051

Comments

This article was originally published as: Herrington, A. J., Herrington, J. A., Oliver, R. G., Stoney, S. B., & Willis, J. A. (2001). Quality guidelines for online courses: the development of an instrument to audit online units. Proceedings of 18th Conference of the Australasian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education. (pp. 263-270). Melbourne, VIC. Biomedical Multimedia. Original article available here

Abstract

Institutional, national and global pressures demand that universities address issues of quality in teaching and learning. The maintenance of existing courses and the imperative to offer new courses online necessitates the development of measures and guidelines that can inform instructional designers and academics. A number of quality guidelines have been produced that reflect different contexts and purposes. Some focus on school learning, some on pedagogy alone and some that reflect the designs of particular courseware management software. This paper sets out to describe a workable set of guidelines for academic and support staff in the development and benchmarking of online course quality across the institution that emphasised current approaches to teaching and learning in higher education supported by appropriate content and delivery strategies.

 
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