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Assuring Quality in Asian Open and Distance Learning
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Open Learning Volume 22, Number 3, ISSN 0268-0513

Abstract

Open and distance learning (ODL) is enjoying phenomenal growth in Asian higher education, new forms of provision are being developed, new institutions are being established and there is a surge in online export and import. However, there is still need to ensure that increasing access does not result in lowering standards and to prove that ODL is at least as good as conventional education and, in many cases, more innovative, effective and efficient. The paper examines the various quality assurance approaches employed in Asian university ODL, and the values, assumptions and advantages and disadvantages of these. It concludes by suggesting what is needed to encourage and achieve a culture of quality in the field. (Contains 35 notes.)

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Jung, I. & Latchem, C. (2007). Assuring Quality in Asian Open and Distance Learning. Open Learning, 22(3), 235-250. Retrieved October 15, 2019 from .

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