The Future of Accreditation in E-Learning – Prioritizing Public Interests

The increasing growth of online educational programs through e-learning platforms demands an adaptation in accreditation function to uphold quality standards. The existing traditional accreditation systems, primarily designed for programs conducted in physical educational institutions, need to be revised to accommodate the emerging E-learning models effectively. This study investigates the dynamic nature of e-learning and presents a theoretical framework for the future of accreditation that places importance on public interest. This paper examines the difficulties encountered by contemporary accrediting bodies when assessing diverse categories of online education and competency-based programs. E-learning continues to improve in quality and credibility in a way that benefits every organization involved. Accreditation standards and procedures must be maintained to date to meet public expectations. The research overviews future accreditation in E-learning for online and technology-enhanced learning environments.