Outcomes and Assessment
- Distance education programs organize learning activities around demonstrable outcomes (often expressed in learning objectives), assist the learner to achieve these outcomes, and assess learner progress by reference to these outcomes.
- Distance learning programs are expected to produce the same
learning outcomes as comparable classroom-based programs. These
learning outcomes are clearly identified -- in terms of knowledge,
skills, or credentials -- in course and program materials.
- All aspects of the distance learning program are consistent with and
shaped to achieve the demonstrable learning outcomes.
- The means chosen for assessing student learning are
appropriate to the content, learning design, technologies, and characteristics of the