Distance Education Assessment

(SEA)RESULTS® Distance Education Effectiveness Assessment enables higher education leaders around the world to benchmark their distance education capability, quality, scalability, and sustainability along 40 data points spanning academic, operational, organizational, and technical dimensions—using the accreditation standards developed by the Distance Education Accreditation Commission (DEAC).


Actionable Evaluation and Improvement Plan

Determine your Distance Education baseline.

Map your results to DEAC national accreditor standards.

Identfy and prioritize your distance accreditation risks.

Build awareness of digital education effectiveness across the institution.

Plan a continuous improvement process and risk mitigation.

Measure your progress over time.

High Quality Distance Education

The (SEA)RESULTS Distance Education Effectiveness Assessment is a partnership between DEAC, a national accreditor of distance education institutions, and Higher Digital. Our assessment provides colleges and universities with a quick and cost-effective evaluation of your online programs as well as a customized plan for improvement, helping you bring high-quality distance education to your students of today and tomorrow.

What We Measure

Consumer Protection

Measures how clearly and fairly you communicate the costs and requirements of the institutions education programs to prospective students.

Institutional Viability

Measures how well you understand and prioritize your institution's mission and strategic plans as well as your ability to communicate it across the institution.

Academic Quality

Measures whether the academic policies and procedures support your institutional mission, to effectively meet student, faculty, and staff needs.

Technology Enterprise

Measures the maturity of your education technology ecosystem, including system efficiency, effectiveness, and interface between faculty and students.

Your Results

Regardless of the size or complexity of your institution and/or technology, the first step is to understand (1) how you're doing based on an expert view, and (2) how you benchmark against other institutions. After completing your Distance Education Assessment, you will be able to benchmark your results with results of other institutions.

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Our Partner

The Distance Education Accrediting Commission (DEAC) is a private, non-profit organization that operates as a national accreditor of institutionsthat primarily offer distance education. Founded in 1926, the DEAC holds recognition by the U.S. Department of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation. Accreditation by DEAC covers all distance education activities within an institution and it provides a single source of nationally recognized accreditation from the primary school level through professional doctoral degree-granting institutions.

Accreditation is a primary means of quality assurance for students, and therefore a CRITICAL investment colleges and universities must undergo.