A study of U.S. Department of Education (DOE) and accrediting commissions’ policies was conducted to learn how the credit hour metric is applied to asynchronous online education. No research was found addressing this issue. Findings indicate that the credit hour definition and use are not uniform and that local institutions and faculty are most responsible for credit hour determinations. Also indicated by data is that an alternative metric is possible since the credit hour is an inappropriate system.
Prasuhn, Frederick Carl
"Asynchronous Online Education Credit Hours by the Book,"
Internet Learning: Vol. 1
, Article 7.
Available at: http://digitalcommons.apus.edu/internetlearning/vol1/iss1/7
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