Cilt 18, Sayı 1, Sayfalar 111 - 131 2017-01-01

QUALITY IMPROVEMENT IN VIRTUAL HIGHER EDUCATION: A GROUNDED THEORY APPROACH

Rouhollah MAHDIUON [1] , Davoud MASOUMI [2] , Maghsood FARASATKHAH [3]

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The article aims to explore the attributes of quality and quality improvement including the process and specific actions associated with these attributes – that contribute enhancing quality in Iranian Virtual Higher Education (VHE) institutions. A total of 16 interviews were conducted with experts and key actors in Iranian virtual higher education. A constant comparative analysis was adopted to construct a grounded theory model. Drawing on the experiences and perspectives of key actors and experts closely associated with quality in e-learning, a paradigm model for quality improvement in virtual higher education institutions was developed. The model articulates causal conditions, action/interaction strategies, consequences, contextual factors and intervening environments. Interestingly, quality of learning, i.e. deep learning was the core phenomenon in quality of virtual higher education institutions. 

Quality improvement,e-learning,learning quality,grounded theory and virtual higher education
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Dergi Bölümü Volume: 18 Issue: 1, 2017
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Yazar: Rouhollah MAHDIUON
E-posta: rmahdiuon@gmail.com
Kurum: Azarbaijan Shahid Madani University Department of Education Education and Psychology Faculty P.O.Box: 53714-161, Tabriz, Iran
Ülke: Iran


Yazar: Davoud MASOUMI
E-posta: Davoud.Masoumi@hig.se
Kurum: University of Gavle, SE-801 76 Gavle, Sweden
Ülke: Sweden


Yazar: Maghsood FARASATKHAH
E-posta: m_farasatkhah@yahoo.com
Kurum: Planning Department, Institute for Research and Planning in Higher Education (IRPHE). No.70.Gholfam Ave, Nelson Mandela St. Tehran, Iran
Ülke: Iran


Bibtex @araştırma makalesi { tojde285720, journal = {Turkish Online Journal of Distance Education}, issn = {1302-6488}, address = {Anadolu Üniversitesi}, year = {2017}, volume = {18}, pages = {111 - 131}, doi = {10.17718/tojde.285720}, title = {QUALITY IMPROVEMENT IN VIRTUAL HIGHER EDUCATION: A GROUNDED THEORY APPROACH}, language = {en}, key = {cite}, author = {MAHDIUON, Rouhollah and FARASATKHAH, Maghsood and MASOUMI, Davoud} }
APA MAHDIUON, R , MASOUMI, D , FARASATKHAH, M . (2017). QUALITY IMPROVEMENT IN VIRTUAL HIGHER EDUCATION: A GROUNDED THEORY APPROACH. Turkish Online Journal of Distance Education, 18 (1), 111-131. DOI: 10.17718/tojde.285720
MLA MAHDIUON, R , MASOUMI, D , FARASATKHAH, M . "QUALITY IMPROVEMENT IN VIRTUAL HIGHER EDUCATION: A GROUNDED THEORY APPROACH". Turkish Online Journal of Distance Education 18 (2017): 111-131 <http://dergipark.gov.tr/tojde/issue/27160/285720>
Chicago MAHDIUON, R , MASOUMI, D , FARASATKHAH, M . "QUALITY IMPROVEMENT IN VIRTUAL HIGHER EDUCATION: A GROUNDED THEORY APPROACH". Turkish Online Journal of Distance Education 18 (2017): 111-131
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