The Canadian Association for Community Education [CACE]
and its partners are proud to sponsor this project to create quality
guidelines for on-line education and training in Canada. Partner organizations
CADE the Canadian Association for Distance Education
AMTEC the Association for Media and Technology in Education
CanLearn the HRDC education web portal for higher education
TeleLearning Network the Centre of Excellence providing
research in this area
Commonwealth of Learning
New partners are welcome
LICEF TeleUniversity (University of Quebec)
SchoolNet of Industry Canada
With funding from the Office of Learning Technologies
[OLT] of Human Resources Development Canada [HRDC], CACE has engaged
FuturEd to do the project work. FuturEd has prepared this draft set
of quality guidelines, based on an extensive literature review of
quality, distance education and learning technologies.
Until August 2001, FuturEd will be conducting a consultation
with providers and consumers of on-line education in order to create
a set of quality guidelines that are consensus-based, consumer-oriented,
comprehensive, futuristic, and recommended only. Guidelines are needed
by students to help make informed choices from among on-line education
and training options. Developers and providers need guidelines to
meet consumer needs and expectations.
This project will conclude with a consumers
guide to on-line education -- a set of questions for learners
to ask in the process of choosing between on-line learning products
and services in order to maximize the return on their investment.
Your input to this project is much appreciated.
This workbook, available in both English and French,
contains the draft guidelines for on-line learning options and questions
to focus your input. You can write answers to the questions and you
can write on the document where you would recommend changes, additions
If you would like to fill out this questionnaire online please proceed.
complete it and send it as an attachment to email@example.com
print it, write on it as you wish, and mail or fax it to FuturEd
[see cover page]
If you are part of a workshop or focus
group, or would simply like to print this out please download the
pdf file and print it out. Please write as much or as little as you
like and make sure it gets to FuturEd.