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Cultivating Online Communities in Higher Education

Research and resources on the importance of online community in higher education.

Accreditation & Administration Resources for Online Learning

The following resources may be helpful for accreditation and effective administration of online learning within higher education settings.  


New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE)

Online Learning Consortium's Administration of Online Programs Quality Scorecard 

The Online Learning Consortium's Quality Scorecard for the Administration of Online Programs provides benchmarks and standards that help institutions evaluate online learning efforts.

National Council for State Authorization (NC-SARA)

The US Department of Education requires that any institution offering distance education programs to students outside of its home state must acquire authorization from the states in which students reside. Regulations vary from state to state.