Dig Deep: Evaluating Online Learning Quality

by Melissa Venable

Accreditation is a critical factor to consider when planning for higher education. The process is designed to provide some assurance to prospective students, that the academic programs they are considering have been evaluated and found to have a basic level of quality. There are multiple types of accreditation and accrediting agencies, which play significant roles in academic and career activities such as transferring credits, receiving financial aid, pursuing professional credentials, and meeting employers’ expectations.

Source: www.noodle.com

Accreditation, reputation, program quality and online instructor experience are all part of the mix when looking for an online learning experience.EVERY online student should research the qualifications of any school they attend.

I’m proud to be the advisor and online instructor UW-Stout E-Learning and Online Teaching Graduate Certificate Program.  Top accreditation is just the tip of the quality iceberg at Stout.What a team. I encourage everyone to dig deep and then act on what they find. 


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