As the number of online educational programs grows, defining educational quality in this mode becomes an increasingly important task.  WISE consortium member schools agree to the principles and metrics for effective teaching and learning presented in the document A Model for Quality Online Education in Library and Information Science.  These principles and metrics include quality standards in administrative and technical support, faculty teaching, learning effectiveness, and student satisfaction.  In promoting high quality teaching and learning experiences, courses shared in the WISE consortium involve faculty who receive training and support in online pedagogy. In addition, class sizes are limited to promote high levels of interaction.