I agree strongly with the statement in this article. "The student, not the institution, is the primary reference point. The DQP describes what students should know and be able to do as they progress through progressively higher levels of postsecondary study." there are many pathways to becoming knowledgeable. The student should be able to defend their own course of study.
It is distressing to me that online learning is becoming a tool of Pearson and others to generate profit though a design of cookie cutter educational tools online that pose as education.
I was talking with a young woman who took an on line CNA class. Online not interaction with humans at all. This can not possibly teach what is need to do the real work that is required of a CNA as it is such a person driven profession. Will she gain skills on the job? Of course but to consider that a full education is preposterous.
Online learning has its limitations and real world needs to be integrated into the experience. -Lisa