Designing an accreditation model with emphasis on the teaching-learning process in e-learning higher education institutions: Qualitative research

Document Type : Original Article


1 Professor, University of Tehran

2 PhD candidate, University of Tehran,

3 Assistant Professor, University of Tehran

4 Associate professor University of Tehran



Objective:The present study aimed to identify accreditation dimensions and criteria, emphasizing the teaching-learning process in e-higher education institutions.
Methods:The research method is applied in terms of purpose and also in terms of data collection; the descriptive phenomenological is used using a qualitative approach.
Participants in this study included; Experts and specialists in e-learning, evaluation, and quality assurance in the higher education system. In order to achieve the objectives of the research, first, literature, theoretical foundations, and scientific documents related to the research topic were studied. Then international accreditation agencies in the field of e-learning were examined. Information was purposefully collected using a semi-structured interview method with 14 experts and then analyzed using the content analysis method.
Results:Based on the results of the research findings, the accreditation model with emphasis on the teaching-learning process are in four dimensions include: Classroom management in e-context, Technology and e-learning systems required in the teaching-learning process, the support system in e-context and Transformational technologies in education (augmented reality and virtual reality - mobile learning - artificial intelligence - machine learning - intelligent assistant - video-based learning - micro-learning - educational games).
Conclusion:The designed model can be used as a model for evaluating the e-learning process.


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