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Sloan’s 5 Pillars of Quality Online Education by Justin Marquis, PhD

 

SLOAN 5-Pillars

The Sloan Consortium is a professional leadership organization dedicated to helping online learning move into the mainstream of higher education. As part of this mission they have published numerous effective practices for online education including their 5 Pillars of Quality Online Education. <Read More>

The 5 Pillars and Quality Framework by Janet Moore – This overview introduces the Sloan Consortium (Sloan-C), explains its quality framework for guiding
quality and sharing effective practices, and suggests directions for research and development.

In more general terms, for each of the pillars, the statements below describe an ideal environment:

Quality Principles For Higher Education For Corporations
(Moore 2002) (Oblinger, 2003)
Learning Effectiveness Learning effectiveness,new knowledge, applied theory,continuous feedback from stakeholders Productivity, improved operations
Cost Effectiveness Cost effectiveness, brand recognition, scalability, public service and influence, prestige, funding Cost savings, brand, market capture
Access Wider access including international communities, greater research and development opportunities, faster response to new fields of study, capacity enrollment Market growth, distributed team work
Faculty (Employee) Satisfaction New populations of students and colleagues, greater satisfaction with teaching and learning Competition, competitive intelligence, understanding
Student (Customer) Satisfaction Learner and teacher satisfaction and loyalty; career opportunities including OJT, internships, and mentorships Recruitment and retention

For more information, see the article from what-when-how regarding The Sloan Consortium and the Quality Framework.

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