Tuesday, September 20, 2022

How Has Online Learning Affected College Accreditation? - Brandon Paykamian, GovTech

Despite an increase in online learning since the pandemic, not much has changed in terms of how colleges and universities are accredited, but officials at accreditation agencies are interested in tracking outcomes. COVID-19 has helped put discussions about student performance firmly in the spotlight as educators work to maintain student engagement and provide adequate academic supports remotely. When it comes to evaluating online programs, she said organizations like hers tend to measure student learning outcomes such as postgraduate success and job placement, among other metrics found on the WSCUC’s online Key Indicators Dashboard, to “put student performance in context across time and institutions.”