A Study Produces a List of 24 Benchmarks for Quality Distance Education

A study of top distance-education programs has led researchers to compile a list of 24 benchmarks that they say can be used by institutions eager to create high-quality offerings.

The review, conducted by the Institute for Higher Education Policy, is a survey of six institutions widely considered to be leading distance-education providers. The researchers' aim was to collect reliable information about what contributes to quality online instruction, rather than