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

Quality Assurance and Accreditation in Distance Education and E Learning Models Policies and Research Quality assurance QA in online and distance learning ODL is a contentious issue Some argue that the same standards from face to face education should apply while others say that ODL demands its own s

  • Title: Quality Assurance and Accreditation in Distance Education and E-Learning: Models, Policies and Research
  • Author: Insung Jung
  • ISBN: 9780203834497
  • Page: 221
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Quality assurance QA in online and distance learning ODL is a contentious issue Some argue that the same standards from face to face education should apply, while others say that ODL demands its own specific guidelines and standards Some providers may look upon QA as an imposition of corporatization and bureaucracy, while others see it as a means of establishing a cuQuality assurance QA in online and distance learning ODL is a contentious issue Some argue that the same standards from face to face education should apply, while others say that ODL demands its own specific guidelines and standards Some providers may look upon QA as an imposition of corporatization and bureaucracy, while others see it as a means of establishing a culture of quality With the growth of cross border education, institutions must provide evidence of the worth of their services in order to be accredited This exposes them to rigorous external review and requires conformity with national and international regulatory environments and benchmarks Until now, however, there has been a lack of research based literature to guide those looking to better understand the implementation of QA in ODL.Quality Assurance and Accreditation in Distance Education and E learning explains what is involved in QA and accreditation in education in open, distance, dual mode, and conventional universities in both the developed and the developing world The book is edited and authored by experts with extensive international experience in ODL, e learning, and QA who give careful consideration to the possibilities and challenges involved Providing unique analysis of the concepts, approaches, models, issues, practices, theory and research, this book is an invaluable guide for all policy makers, managers, practitioners, and researchers in the field.

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