As colleges focus on quality in online learning, advocates ask: What about in-person courses?

From The Chronicle of Higher Education: “As colleges’ online catalogs grow, so too has the push to develop standards of quality for those courses. But are in-person classes getting the same attention? … When accreditors ask institutions to prove that all of their courses are equally rigorous, colleges’ interpretation of that instruction has often been to ‘show that online courses are up to the standard of’ in-person courses, ‘not the other way around’ … A reported 38 percent of in-person courses have no quality-assurance standards to meet, according to a survey of more than 300 chief online officers by Quality Matters … That compares with 17 percent of online synchronous courses and 5 percent of online asynchronous courses.”

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