—Electronic learning is a type of education where the
medium of instruction is information and communication
technologies (ICT). E-learning can be defined as the application
of information and communication technologies to core
institutional functions such as administration, materials
development and distribution, course delivery and tuition, and
the provision of learner services such as advising, prior learning
assessment and program planning.
E-Learning can be either blended learning in which the
technology is used to enhance the face-to-face teaching, or it can
be purely online learning, that is, the delivery of courses
completely through information and communication
This paper reports the different point of view about
e-learning education in general and its credibility in particular.
It demonstrates that one of the important factors of the
e-learning credibility is the quality of assessment employed to
measure how learners perceive the information. The paper
recommends a way by which such assessments should be held to
preserve the educational standards on one hand, and guarantee
confidence in online learning, on the other.
—Online, e-learning, e-assessment, confidence.
Tayeb Basta is with College of Computing, Al Ghurair University, PO
Box 37374 Dubai, United Arab Emirates (e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org).
Cite:Tayeb Basta, "Confidence in Online Degree Programs," International Journal of Computer Theory and Engineering vol. 5, no. 6, pp. 867-872, 2013.