Standard 5 - Interactivity Elements

NJIT Framework for Quality Assurance in eLearning Courses

Background: NJIT’s Distance Learning Advisory Committee (DLA) and Teaching, Learning, and Technology Committee (TLT) are committed to helping faculty design and develop quality online course.

Why is Quality Assurance Needed?

The NJIT Framework for Quality Assurance in eLearning

  • conforms with a goal of NJIT Strategic Plan 2010 – 2015: “Refine outcomes assessment efforts in student learning to achieve continuous curricular improvement “
  • reflects the Characteristics of Excellence in Higher Education for Distance or Distributed Learning (MSCHE March 2009): courses must “meet institution-wide standards for quality of instruction, articulated expectations of student learning, academic rigor, and educational effectiveness”
  • aids the institutional planning process for assessment of student learning required for compliance with MSCHE
  • informs the Institute eLearning Quality Assurance Report required by the Committee for Department and Program Assessment as part of the 2010 NJIT Program Review Process.
  • enhances NJIT’s national reputation and position as a leader in assessment of student learning outcomes
  • promotes student learning.

Current Resources

Next Steps

Attend NJIT's Faculty Development Institute on May 23.  There will be a number of sessions offered to help faculty improve their online courses including:
  • Establishing a culture of assessment
  • How to improve your online course
  • Tools for teaching online
  • Examining course samples
  • Lunch with the CIO
  • Design considerations
  • What to include in a syllabus

For more information please see the complete schedule online:

If you are interested in attending please send an e-mail to