Are you looking for evidence-based hands-on approaches to quality assurance in online programs in higher education? Then this is the book you are looking for. Quality in Online Programs includes approaches and practices to creating and maintaining quality in online programs from across disciplines, institutions, and countries. In this book, leaders in the field of online higher education share their lessons learned using customized approaches to online program quality, student support, and faculty development. These cases will be useful to those seeking to adopt or adapt such practices in their own contexts. The authors also focus on quality assurance at the program level, which has not often been addressed before and which is crucial to ensure faculty satisfaction, program outcomes, and a successful student experience.
Contributors are: Beverly Araújo Dawson, Patricia Arnold, Alexandra Bitton-Bailey, Bettyjo Bouchey, Elizabeth Counselman-Carpenter, Michelle Dennis, Henrik Dindas, Cathy DuBois, Jo Anne Durovich, Sarah Fornero, John C. Gillham, Michael Graham, Amy Grincewicz, Montse Guitert, James D. Halbert, Paul Huckett, Kevin Hulen, Swapna Kumar, Nikki Lyons, Olysha Magruder, Bernhard Minke, Steven T. Nagel, Marleigh L. Perez, Jennifer L. Plahovinsak, Amy Poland, Mary L. Raber Johnson, Teresa Romeu, Albert Sangrà, Frank P. Schulte, Zaina Sheets, Bethany Simunich, Alfredo Soeiro, Nicole V. Williams and Veronica Wilson.
Swapna Kumar, Ed.D., is a Clinical Professor and Coordinator of the online doctoral program in Educational Technology at the College of Education, University of Florida, USA. Her current research is focused on quality in online programs, online teaching, and online mentoring.
Patricia Arnold, Ph.D., is a Professor of Socioinformatics at Munich University of Applied Sciences, Germany. She is Vice-Dean of the Department for Applied Social Sciences, and directs an online program in social work. She has published several books and articles on online learning.
Administrators, directors/coordinators/leaders of online programs, faculty members, practitioners and decision-makers in online education, academic developers, instructional designers, offices of distance learning/e-learning/faculty development/teaching excellence, online student support services.