ACHIEVING QUALITY IN OPEN & DISTANCE LEARNING (Open & Distance Learning) by Berna Robinson

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  • Open learning & distance education,
  • Teaching skills & techniques,
  • Distance Education,
  • Education,
  • Education / Teaching,
  • Administration - General,
  • Education / General,
  • Distance Education & Learning,
  • General,
  • Non-Formal Education

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Number of Pages162
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Open LibraryOL10767882M
ISBN 100749413727
ISBN 109780749413729


Quality Assurance in Open and Distance Learning: /ch Today, open and distance-learning universities are regarded as a groundbreaking option to expand access to Cited by: 2. Quality Assurance and Accreditation in Open and Distance Learning: /ch The purpose of this chapter is to argue that all open and distance learning (ODL) institutions should carry out quality assurance Cited by: 1.

This book is an edited book of case studies from around the world. The case studies serve as illustrative examples of implementation of the concepts of quality, quality assessment and quality assurance in Open and Distance Learning in institutions around the world.

The case studies are by authors who are leading experts well known in quality and quality assurance in Open and Distance Learning. quality practices with the intent to improve the delivery of teaching and learning in an ODL environment.

Keywords: Quality practices, open distance learning, total quality management, quality management, re-engineering. INTRODUCTION Brennan and Shah () affirm a basic framework for the management of qualityFile Size: KB. The issue of quality in open and distance learning (ODL) remains a major concern.

Inadequate quality assurance (QA) measures, policies and systems render the credibility of ODL provision questionable. Despite a long and generally successful track record, open and distance learning (ODL) is still required to prove that the quality of student learning is at least equivalent to face-to-face teaching.

A comprehensive quality. to assure achieving success and quality in distance education. Instructional Design and Delivery With educators designing and customizing Web learning environments, it is necessary to determine if. dual mode distance education institutions at the tertiary level, providing education, training, extension and research programmes at a distance.

Open and Distance Learning Both open learning and distance learning have been in common use in education. advantages and disadvantages of distance learing.

This paper also considers its main forms, types and its importance in the educational process. Key words: distance learning, advantages, disadvantages, students, the Internet. Distance education is different from the traditional education. Distance education.

All journal articles featured in Open Learning: The Journal of Open, Distance and e-Learning vol 35 issue 2. Zimbabwe Open University, Disability Studies, Mashonaland East Zimbabwe Open University, Library and Information Sciences, Harare 4. Zimbabwe Open University, Counselling, Mashonaland West Regional Campus Abstract The purpose of this study was to investigate the challenges facing Open and Distance Learning.

Quality in Distance Education: A Preliminary Review of the Literature Edna Q. Claus Kim Texas A&M University With the increase use of the Internet, distance education will continue to provide a vehicle for instruction and/or training. Traditional methods for measuring quality File Size: KB. Foreword.

Discussions of quality assurance (QA) in distance education and e-learning are fairly recent. When the first open universities were established, the University of South Africa in and The Open University in the UK inthere was no discussion of quality. Achieving equity in distance learning requires leaders to focus on student populations who often already have reduced opportunities for academic success in our traditional in-person education Author: Colin Seale.

Open and distance learning (ODL) has emerged as an “business unusual” approach in increasing education opportunities to reach the unreached. It has the potentiality to bring education to the. Keywords: Open a nd Distance L earning, Di stance Teaching, O pen Learning, Correspondence education, L earner support, Self Learning Materials, Personal Contact Programmes, Quality Author: Juran Krishna Sarkhel.

In such cases, the Open University of China (OUC) quality assurance framework consists of 35 quality indicators within five quality areas: teaching resources development and management; teaching process management; learning support services; teaching management.

Introduction. The landscape of distance learning (DL) is increasingly competitive. With the availability of alternative education opportunities such as massive open online courses (Wong, ), open and distance learning (ODL) institutions are facing great pressure to maintain their quality of education Author: Oliver Tat-Sheung Au, K.

Li, T.M. Wong. This book takes a detailed look at the state of the art of open and distance learning in higher education, and presents a fascinating picture of a world and its educational culture in transition.

This Cited by:   For that matter, open and distance learning (ODL) universities have a long tradition and more than 25 years of experience in online learning. That implies a deeper knowledge and expertise Cited by: 4. (). A conceptual framework for achieving good governance at open and distance learning institutions.

Open Learning: The Journal of Open, Distance and e-Learning: Vol. 32, No. Cited by: 4. College enrollment in distance education courses skyrocketed fromin to over 3 million for the - academic year.

By the fall ofmillion students were enrolled in a minimum of one online course. Open and distance learning is getting more dependent on information and communication technology (ICT) and has been playing an important role in the delivery strategies of distance learning.

open and distance education are essentially the same as those used for traditional education. Others argue that open and distance education tests conventional assumptions and hence the present mechanisms of quality assurance are not adequate to ensure the quality of open distance education.

organisational Monitoring and Evaluation Learning and Advisory Group (MELAG). This training resource has two purposes: 1. To provide Save the Children staff and partners with an orientation to the tools and principles that the organisation uses to ensure quality.

Book Review { Higher Education Through Open And Distance Learning 2 the drive for dual-mode status, technology, and the need to meet the demands of new audiences. These underlying factors are found within the discussions of the various authors, highlighting di erent aspects of open and distance learning.

Distance learning is what we do, and it’s what we’ve done for more than forty years, since being incorporated by Royal Charter in Since then, we've educated more than two million students worldwide, earning us a well-deserved reputation as the world’s leading distance-learning.

1) Open and Distance Learning (ODL) is a general term for the use of telecommunication to provide or enhance learning. Around the world, the academic community is discovering and exploring the Internet, teleconferencing, and related means to achieve an extended classroom or learning.

Quality Assurance in Distance Education and E-Learning: Challenges and Solutions from Asia. documents the existing regulatory framework covering quality assurance (QA) systems in distance education (DE) in a number of Asian countries.

It draws on the knowledge and experience of 16 selected DE/e-learning. In comparison to distance learning, traditional learning is more organised and enables a free flow of communication and an open interaction between the students and teachers. Back in the day, when distance learning was not a widely opted mode of education.

Blended learning, and open and distance learning: implications for best practice in higher education Abstract The provision of higher education in South Africa and in many parts of the world is Author: R.J.

Balfour, J.L. Van der Walt, E.J. Spamer, A.C. Tshivhase. 1 Definition. Open and distance learning (ODL) is often used as synonymous of e-learning. See also: Distance education and open educational resources Open Distance Learning (ODL) is considered nowadays as the most viable means for broadening educational access while improving the quality of education.

The characteristics of open distance learning as following: The learning for the student and teacher – the student is learning in different place, time and maybe both with the tutor. E.g. WOU, the student. that exemplify the characteristics of open and distance learning.

Distinguishing the types of open and distance learning The term open and distance learning and its definition are relatively new in the field of education File Size: 48KB. UNDERSTANDING LEARNERS IN OPEN AND DISTANCE LEARNING (Open & Distance Learning) [Evans] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers.

UNDERSTANDING LEARNERS IN OPEN AND DISTANCE LEARNING (Open & Distance Learning). Education in general continue to be a crucial means to national development and a well educated and trained population is found to contribute meaningfully to the socio-economic development of any country (Marope, ).

In addition, open and distance learning. reasons be, it is a challenge for the system of open and distance learning. One has to take up all these issues and challenge with concern, if we really want to strengthen the open and distance learning.

Distant-learners face a variety of problems pertaining to the system, as a whole, of open and distance learning. A related concern to the question of learning effectiveness is the quality of the educational experience as demonstrated by: the quality of learning materials, the process of learning, the degree of freed om in pace, content, etc., and the level of the independence of the students.

Ensuring high quality in distance education. One of the particular problems of a quality assurance process in open and distance learning (ODL) is the multivariate nature of the student experience. ODL institutions will need to set up assignment monitoring systems to assess both the marking standards and the quality Author: Ormond Simpson.

Distance Education Models and Best Practices In this report, Hanover Research examines models of online distance education. books. Educators now have more options than ever when it comes to methods of delivering open and distance education.

COVID Resources. Reliable information about the coronavirus (COVID) is available from the World Health Organization (current situation, international travel).Numerous and frequently-updated .The National Policy for Open and Distance Learning replaces the National Distance/Open Learning Policy launched in The formulation of this Policy recognizes the importance of the potential of quality open and distance learning File Size: KB.Ugly- Although distance education does free up time, like any college course there is still work to be done.

Distance education is often promoted as an easy way to learn, which it is easier in the sense .

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