Analytics, Online Learning Course Guides, and Quality Assurance

By Raymond Uzwyshyn, Campus Technology

The American Public University System libraries’ Online Library Course Guides project is an award-winning academic technology initiative to match every one of APUS’s online courses with an online library course guide, a new approach to offset the high cost of traditional print text books. Now that the project has successfully completed guides for a little over half of the university’s course offerings, further practical metrics may be applied to the initial statistical analytic framework to widen the project’s focus from course guide completion rates to higher levels of quality assurance and sustainability.  In the past year, the guides have produced massive savings in online textbook conversion costs for APUS. The project has also been recognized with several academic technology innovation awards, including a gold medal for the IMS Global Learning Consortium’s 2012 Learning Impact competition.

http://campustechnology.com/articles/2013/02/20/thinking-beyond-project-completion.aspx

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