But Is It Quality? - Sponsored by AVAST Software

Thursday, October 17 | 3:40PM–4:30PM | Ballroom C
Session Type: E13

It is both an exciting and disturbing time in higher education. Innovation has become a primary focus. This time, the innovation is about student access to new or revitalized types of educational offerings, whether in the form of MOOCs, competency-based education, assessment of prior learning, or courses from private providers that are not colleges and universities. While information technology is a primary driver of this innovation, its ultimate role and effectiveness also rests on our willingness to focus on some familiar yet important questions. Is the innovation yielding quality education? Are students learning? Are students protected against substandard offerings? How do we know?

Learn about new educational offerings that are considered innovative. | Realize that student learning is central to judgments about the quality of innovative offerings.


  • Judith Eaton

    President, Council for Higher Education Accreditation

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