Quality Assurance in Distance Education and E-learning
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Quality Assurance in Distance Education and E-learning

Challenges and Solutions from Asia

  • Insung Jung - International Christian University, Tokyo, Japan
  • Tat Meng Wong - formerly at Wawasan Open University Malaysia, Asian Association of Open Universities
  • Tian Belawati - Universitas Terbuka, Indonesia



© 2013 | 336 pages | SAGE Publications Pvt. Ltd
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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 institutions of Asia and reveals the respective development of QA systems and procedures within these providers/programmes.

The endeavour towards developing QA systems through various stages of testing and development is in response to the growing public concern for the quality of DE as well as staff aspirations for quality. This book, through the selection of cases from the aforementioned institutions, covers a wide range of QA systems and perspectives of quality in DE. These cases present good practices in QA for DE/e-learning, analyse challenges in assuring the quality of DE products and services, offer possible solutions to meet those challenges, and present lessons for other DE providers.

Foreword  
Preface  
I: A SYSTEMS OR BALANCED APPROACH TO QUALITY ASSURANCE
Sinagpore's SIM University Cheong Hee Kiat
Thailand's Sukhothai Thammathirat Open University Pranee Sungkatavat and Theppasak Boonyarataphan
Open University of Hong Kong Robert Edward Butcher
South Korea's Hanyang Cyber University Yeonwook Im
II: ENSURING THE QUALITY OF MANAGEMENT PROCESSES
Indonesia's Universitas Terbuka Sri Y P K Hardini et al
China's Peking University School of Distance Learning for Medical Education Chen L et al
Mongolian E-Knowledge Sanjaa Baigaltugs
South Korea's AutoEver Hae-Deok Song and Cheolil Lim
III: FOCUSING ON INSTRUCTIONAL DESIGN AND PEDAGOGY
Japan's Kumamoto University Online Graduate School Katsuaki Suzuki
Open University of China Li Yawan, Yang Tingting and Niu Ben
India's Indira Gandhi National Open University Pema Eden Samdup and Rose Nembiakkim
University of the Philippines Open University Patricia B Arinto
IV: ASSURING QUALITY OF LEARNING SUPPORT AND ASSESSMENT
Malaysia's Wawasan Open University Tat Meng Wong and Teik Kooi Liew
Virtual University of Pakistan Naveed A Malik
V: OUTCOMES AND PERFORMANCE MEASUREMENT
Open University of Sri Lanka Uma Coomaraswamy
Open University Malaysia Anuwar Ali and Mansor Fadzil
Concluding Remarks: Future Policy Directions Insung Jung
Index  
[The book] lucidly explains regulatory framework in 16 different institutions, reveals orderly growth of Quality Assurance systems, identifies challenges affecting distance education products/services, and shares solution for replication.... Editors deserve kudos for suggesting the sustainability of a positive attitude towards distance education.
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