The International Arab Journal of Information Technology (IAJIT)


The Jordanian Universities Experience in Integrating Online Learning and its Quality Assurance

University educational institutions in Jordan, in general, have quickly dealt with emergency situations facing education, such as the Corona pandemic, in which they needed to move from traditional learning to online learning (in its fully and blended forms) during the previous period. This led the public and private educational institutions in Jordan to implement the executive action plan that was prepared by the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research (MoHESR) for integrating online learning into the higher education system and reflect it on their programs in order to keep pace with developments at the local, regional and international levels. This study includes a specification of the components relevant to online learning management system, and aims to determine the percentages of achievement at the level of fully online learning and blended learning for all components of the online learning management system in public and private Jordanian universities and also determine the percentages of achievement for each one of these components at the university level, and the most important actions that should be taken by universities to achieve them. The study also aims to benefit the integration of online learning within the Jordanian higher education system in an effective manner that achieves high levels of educational quality for online learning in its both forms and ensure the desired shift in the performance of Jordanian higher education institutions and the quality of its output, keeping pace with global developments in this field. The study concludes with a set of results that will benefit decision-makers in the Accreditation and Quality Assurance Commission for Higher Education Institutions (AQACHEI), MoHESR, and Jordanian higher education institutions.

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