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A Review of Paradigms for Evaluating the Quality of Online Education Programs

Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration Volume 14, Number 1, ISSN 1556-3847


As the demands for public accountability increase for higher education, institutions must demonstrate quality within programs and processes, including those provided through online education. While quality may be elusive to specifically quantify, there have been several recommendations for identifying and defining quality online education that address common areas of program development and administration. This paper explores and compares 13 recommendations and paradigms found in the literature for identifying and evaluating the quality of online education programs in higher education. (Contains 3 tables.)


Shelton, K. (2011). A Review of Paradigms for Evaluating the Quality of Online Education Programs. Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration, 14(1),. Retrieved June 17, 2019 from .

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