TELAS Online Learning, Assessment & Accreditation

TELAS (Technology Enhanced Learning Accreditation Standards) is designed to assess the quality of online learning in the tertiary sector through a set of internationally benchmarked assessment standards that aim to evaluate and enhance the online learning environment.

The standards and performance measures used in TELAS have been developed through a rigorous and extensive consultation process involving tertiary sector professionals and academics in Australia, New Zealand and Singapore, a TELAS Strategic Advisory Group and a National Summit involving key Australasian senior higher education leaders.

Institutions now have the opportunity to have their online courses assessed and accredited by TELAS based on this comprehensive accreditation framework.

TELAS aims to:

  • Raise awareness of good practices transpiring in the integration of technology enhanced learning across the tertiary sector.
  • Assure the quality of online learning transpiring across the tertiary sector.
  • Encourage and motivate excellence in the utilization of digital technologies in tertiary learning and teaching.
  • Promote and recognize exemplary innovation and practice in the sustainable use of educational technologies to progress pedagogical practice.
  • Externally validate online learning and provide a measure of performance that can be benchmarked and compared broadly across the global higher education sector.

All courses submitted for review in TELAS are assessed by Certified Reviewers who have attended a Peer Review Workshop, completed the necessary training and are registered with TELAS.

TELAS charges a nominal fee for online course assessments but not for self-assessment.

TELAS is relevant to institutions throughout the tertiary sector and is made available to the community as a valued service of ASCILITE.