Online Learning Effectiveness Research

Oliver, R. (2001) “Assuring the Quality of Online Education in Australian Higher Education” in M. Wallace, A. Ellis, and D. Newton (Eds.) in Proceedings of Moving Online II Conference (pp. 222-231).

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This paper addresses the major issues confronting the successful adoption and sustained use of online learning in higher education within the Australian context.


The author concludes that there are four strategies for success in online education: developing proactive programs to improve teacher expertise in course development; providing programs to ensure student readiness; adequate technology infrastructure; high quality reusable learning designs.

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