Quality Assurance and Accreditation in Distance Education and e-Learning: Models, Policies and Research

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  • Edition: 1st
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  • Copyright: 2011-11-15
  • Publisher: Routledge
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Drawing on the knowledge and experience of leading managers, practitioners and researchers, research and case studies, this book provides a unique and comprehensive analysis of Quality Assurance (QA) concepts, approaches, models, issues, practices and research in ODL and ICT worldwide. The book is global in scope and covers both the developed and developing world. It considers the theory, research and practice of policy-making and implementation in QA and accreditation, and also the institutional and cultural acceptability of QA as well as the areas regarded as problematic. With the growth of cross-border education, institutions must provide evidence of the quality of their courses, teaching, learning and management systems for national and international accreditation. This exposes them to rigorous external review and requires their conformity with national and international regulatory environments and benchmarks. It also increases their awareness of, and responsiveness to, national and global quality standards. This edited collection provides policy-makers, ODL researchers, and Higher Education administrators with an invaluable resource on QA and accreditation models and policies from around the World.

Author Biography

Insung Jung is Professor of Education, Media and Society at the International Christian University in Tokyo. Colin Latchem is an Australian researcher, writer and consultant in open and distance learning.

Table of Contents

List of Tables and Figuresp. xi
Forewordp. xiii
Prefacep. xvii
Acknowledgementsp. xxiii
Quality Assurance and Accreditation in Higher Educationp. 1
Quality Assurance and Accreditation in Open and Distance Learningp. 13
International and Regional Quality Assurance and Accreditationp. 23
Quality Assurance in Asian Open and Distance Learningp. 34
Quality Assurance for Distance Education in Sub-Saharan Africap. 48
Quality Assurance and Accreditation in the United States and Canadap. 58
Qality Assurance and Accreditation for Distance Education ' in the United Kingdomp. 69
Quality Assurance Policies and Guidelines in European Distance and e-Learningp. 79
Quality Assurance Policies and Guidelines for Distance Education in Australia and New Zealandp. 91
Quality Assurance in Open Universitiesp. 102
Quality Assurance in a Mega-University: Universitas Terbukap. 113
Quality Assurance in a Consortium: Open Universities Australiap. 124
Quality Assurance in Regional Dual-Mode Universities: The University of the South Pacific and The University of the West Indiesp. 136
Conducting an External Institutional Quality Review:The Palestinian Al-Quds Open Universityp. 151
Lowering the Cost and Increasing the Effectiveness of Quality Assurance: COL RIMp. 162
Quality Assurance in Open Schooling: National Institute of Open Schooling, India, and Open Junior SecondarySchool, Indonesiap. 173
Assuring Quality in School Digital Ecosystemsp. 184
So Few Lessons Learned? Quality Assurance in the Global Telecentre Movementp. 196
Quality Assurance in e-Learning for European Small-to-Medium Enterprisesp. 208
Quality Assurance for e-Learning in the South Korean Corporate Sectorp. 219
Competencies and Quality Assurance in Distance and e-Learningp. 231
Learners' Perceptions and Opinions of Quality Assurancep. 244
Concluding Remarks: Quality Mattersp. 255
List of Contributorsp. 270
Indexp. 274
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