A new program will help higher-ed institutions evaluate how effective their online learning programs are–a measure growing especially important as the global coronavirus outbreak has forced campuses to shut down physical operations.

The Distance Education Accrediting Commission (DEAC), a national accreditor of distance education institutions, and Higher Digital, a digital strategic advisor to higher education institutions, have launched the (SEA)RESULTS Distance Education Effectiveness Assessment.

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The tool couples DEAC’s accreditation standards with Higher Digital’s software service, (SEA)RESULTS, to provide colleges and universities with a quick and cost-effective evaluation of their online programs, as well as a customized plan for improvement.

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