Quality in e-learning: A framework for promoting and assuring quality in virtual institutions

  • Masoumi D
  • Lindström B
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Abstract

With the growing demand for e-learning along with striving for excellence associated with globalization, there are worldwide calls for enhancing and assuring quality in e-learning, specifically in the context of the developing countries. Such calls for quality enhancement, accountability, added value, value for money, self-evaluation, and role players' satisfaction in higher education settings cannot go unheeded. Addressing the concerns regarding enhancing and assuring quality in e-learning, a comprehensive e-quality framework is developed by taking into account the pros and cons of the previous models, frameworks, and studies of e-quality. This e-quality framework offers a structured set of factors and benchmarks as a tool for practical quality work with e-learning in virtual institutions.

Author-supplied keywords

  • Developing countries
  • E-learning
  • E-quality framework/models
  • Quality
  • Virtual institution

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