The project is committed to understanding, recognising and developing various forms of institutionally relevant distributed leadership in developing and trialling various components of a quality management framework for online learning environments in Australian higher education. This paper provides an overview of issues related to the management and improvement of quality, including in the context of higher education. In response to the complex and multi-dimensional nature of both quality and online learning environments (OLEs), the concept of a framework for organising policies, procedures and actions relating to the good governance of OLEs can be found in the literature. Such frameworks vary in scope, format and title, and a (non-exhaustive) sample is presented in summary here. Key learnings that can be drawn from the exemplars frameworks and the related literature include: - the processes for the design of such frameworks; - the components of such frameworks; - the measurement mechanisms and metrics employed in such frameworks; and - the validation of such frameworks.
Field of Research
130303 Education Assessment and Evaluation 130304 Educational Administration, Management and Leadership
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