HC Deb 21 January 2003 vol 398 c253W
Mr. Streeter

To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what plans he has to monitor standards of on-line learning programmes; and if he will make a statement. [91064]

Mr. Charles Clarke

The Department's provision of on-line learning is covered by the same quality assurance and inspection arrangements as conventional provision such as schools, colleges and adult and community provision, The Ofsted and adult learning inspection framework and others, are developing to cover the increasingly wide range of provision and variety of providers. Work is also well advanced in establishing standards for the creation of on-line learning resources, covering both technical and pedagogical aspects.