The Distance Education Accreditation Commission (DEAC) has partnered with Higher Digital, the leading digital strategic advisor to higher education institutions, to create the (SEA)RESULTS® Distance Education Effectiveness Assessment. Using accreditation standards DEAC has developed, the assessment enables higher education leaders around the world to benchmark their distance education capability, quality, scalability, and sustainability along 40 data points spanning academic, operational, organizational, and technical dimensions.

Using the new assessment, college and university leaders will be empowered to:

  • Assess their distance education effectiveness across academic, organizational, operational, and technical dimensions, to better understand their strengths and weaknesses;
  • Plan their distance education accreditation strategy using their customized (SEA)RESULTS report and an easy-to-follow road map for implementation and achieving digital transformation; and
  • Measure performance over time to hold staff and vendors accountable.

In assessing an institution's distance education capabilities, the (SEA)RESULTS® Distance Education Effectiveness Assessment focuses on four key categories identified by DEAC: student/consumer protection, academic quality, technology enterprise, and long-term viability. This includes evaluating components such as the levels of transparency schools have with students and how they invest in their technology infrastructure to provide the highest quality education possible.

This assessment will benefit both institutions planning to seek accreditation, as well as those simply looking for a quick and effective way to evaluate the effectiveness of their distance education capabilities.

Visit the Higher Digital website for more information or to take the assessment!

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