Leading the evaluation of institutional online learning environments for quality enhancement in times of change

Maree Gosper*, Dale Holt, Stuart Palmer, G. Allan, M. Hicks, R. Hollenbeck, Judy Munro, Michael Sankey, I. Solmonides

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    Abstract

    This paper reports on findings from a nationally funded project which aims to design and implement a quality management framework for online learning environments (OLEs). Evaluation is a key component of any quality management system and it is this aspect of the framework that is the focus of this paper. In developing the framework initial focus groups were conducted at the five participating institutions. These revealed that, although regarded as important, there did not appear to be a shared understanding of the nature and purpose of evaluation. A second series of focus groups revealed there were multiple perspectives arising from those with a vested interest in online learning. These perspectives will be outlined. Overall, how evaluation was undertaken was highly variable within and across the five institutions reflecting where they were at in relation to the development of their OLE.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationFuture challenges, sustainable futures
    Subtitle of host publicationproceedings of ascilite 2012
    EditorsM. Brown, M. Hartnett, T. Stewart
    Place of PublicationPalmerston North, New Zealand
    PublisherMassey University
    Pages1-6
    Number of pages6
    ISBN (Electronic)9780473229894
    Publication statusPublished - 2012
    EventAnnual conference of the Australian Society for Computers in Tertiary Education, ASCILITE 2012 - Wellington, New Zealand
    Duration: 25 Nov 201228 Nov 2012

    Other

    OtherAnnual conference of the Australian Society for Computers in Tertiary Education, ASCILITE 2012
    CountryNew Zealand
    CityWellington
    Period25/11/1228/11/12

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