Institutional TELAS

Institutional TELAS is a new program developed in collaboration with UNE leaders Professor Steven Warburton and Sarah Thorneycroft to offer TELAS accreditation at an institutional level, allowing institutions to achieve a credential that assures the institution as a provider of quality online learning.

There are currently no institutional accreditation programs for quality online learning in the higher education sector, and establishing TELAS accreditation as an institutional program will allow ASCILITE to lead the sector by offering a unique institutional credential at an opportune time, following the rapid normalisation of online learning in the sector through the COVID-19 pandemic.

Through the Institutional TELAS program pilot with UNE, ASCILITE will develop and refine this new approach to rolling out an accreditation scheme at an institutional level, and link to UNE’s digital uplift project during their transition to a new learning management system.

The institutional accreditation program is a longitudinal engagement with three components that can be undertaken independently, or integrated with institutional initiatives such as LMS transition or digital uplift:

  • Initiation phase, which allows the program and framework to be tailored to the institutional context
  • Assessment phase, where a sample set of courses or units are assessed against the tailored TELAS framework as representative of the institution overall
  • Capability building, to enhance organisational maturity with the TELAS standards

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