The article--"Report: Online Learning Needs Quality Assurance"--published in eSchool News (November 5, 2012) addresses the question of measuring the success of online learning. It references a report, “Measuring Quality from Inputs to Outcomes: Creating Student Learning Performance Metrics and Quality Assurance for Online Schools” from the International Association for K-12 Online Learning, that stresses the need for quality assurance and the challenges this poses for policy makers.
The article stresses five out-come based areas:
What do you think of the five outcome-based areas discussed in the article?
Should these be the primary concerns of online learning programs?
Are there additional outcomes you would add to the list to measure the success of online learning?