Online Universities Accreditation
Ashford University is committed to implementing the Quality Matters standards for the design of online courses, and is systematically building and evaluating its courses based on these rigorous, research-based standards. The Quality Matters standards ensure that the online components of these courses promote learner engagement and provide students with the tools and information they require to be successful learners. Further information regarding Quality Matters may be found at www.qualitymatters.org.
The Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) is committed to improving the academic quality for it 3, 000 member institutions and 60 accrediting agencies. As an advocate for self-regulation, CHEA identifies issues and trends affecting accreditation in higher education and provides forums for in-depth discussion and debate on these topics. Additionally, CHEA leads initiatives to support continuing improvement in accreditation efforts. Ashford University is proud to be a member of this organization.
Constellation, Ashford University's suite of innovative electronic textbooks, is recognized in the 2011 Report, a respected publication that identifies emerging technologies likely to have a large impact on higher education. Technologies are examined for their potential in teaching, learning, and creative inquiry. The Horizon Report, co-produced by Educause and the New Media Consortium, showcases Constellation as an example of "innovative work going on among learning-focused institutions." Technologies featured in the report are placed among adoption time frames for mainstream use. Constellation, included in the "one year or less" category, demonstrates how electronic books are successfully being used in higher education. The Horizon Report is published annually and has more than 600, 000 readers in 70 countries.See also:
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