You are here:

Is a Quality Course a Worthy Course? Designing for Value and Worth in Online Courses
ARTICLE

,

Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration Volume 18, Number 1 ISSN 1556-3847

Abstract

There are many strategies for estimating the effectiveness of instruction. Typically, most methods are based on the student evaluation. Recently a more standardized approach, Quality Matters (QM), has been developed that uses an objectives-based strategy. QM, however, does not account for the learning process, nor for the value and worth of the learning experience. Learning is a complex and individualized process that course designers and instructors can capitalize on to increase the value and subsequent worth of a course for all stakeholders. This article explores the concepts of value, worth, and quality of online education, seeking a method to improve outcomes by increasing a course's value and worth.

Citation

Youger, R.E. & Ahern, T.C. Is a Quality Course a Worthy Course? Designing for Value and Worth in Online Courses. Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration, 18(1),. Retrieved October 23, 2019 from .

This record was imported from ERIC on November 3, 2015. [Original Record]

ERIC is sponsored by the Institute of Education Sciences (IES) of the U.S. Department of Education.

Copyright for this record is held by the content creator. For more details see ERIC's copyright policy.

Keywords