Group Outlines K-12 Online Course Standards
New standards outlining online-course design for grades 6-12 aim to guide developers of online and hybrid courses and provide a resource for educators and administrators to evaluate the quality of existing e-courses.
The rubric of standards , released in August 2010, was created by the Annapolis, Md.-based Quality Matters Program , a nonprofit organization known for its course-design standards for virtual learning in higher education and for its peer-review process used to ensure quality in postsecondary online courses.
Established in 2003 through a grant from the U.S. Department of Education’s Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education, the group’s postsecondary rubric is the most widely used benchmark of online-course design for higher education...
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