You are here

Quality Assurance in Distance Education and E-learning
Share

Quality Assurance in Distance Education and E-learning
Challenges and Solutions from Asia

First Edition
Edited by:


January 2013 | 332 pages | SAGE India
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.
The Tribune

Preview this book

Insung Jung

Insung Jung is currently Professor of Education at the International Christian University (ICU) in Tokyo, Japan. Before joining ICU in 2003, she served as the Director of the Multimedia Education Center at the Ewha Women’s University, Seoul and was on the faculty of the Korea National Open University. She has also served as a consultant and technical advisor Seoul distance learning to numerous national and international institutions, including UNESCO’s Open and Distance Learning Initiative for Higher Education Knowledge Base, the APEC ICT Human Capacity-Building and Facilitation of Human Resources Exchange, and the Advisory Committee of... More About Author

Tat Meng Wong

Tat Meng Wong was formerly a Professor of Wawasan Open University (WOU), and also the former Vice Chancellor and CEO of WOU Penang. He also served as the President of Asian Association of Open Universities (AAOU) from January 2011 to September 2012. He graduated with a PhD in Zoology from Otago University in New Zealand in 1972 and has more than 40 years experience in conventional and ODL institutions, having held senior positions in Universiti Sains Malaysia (1972–1993), Open University of Hong Kong (1993–2006), and WOU (from 2006–September 2012). His current interests include QA in ODL systems and change management. More About Author

Tian Belawati

Tian Belawati is Professor and currently Rector of Universitas Terbuka (Indonesia Open University). She has been working in the field of distance education since 1985 and has presented many papers at national and international conferences, and has published numerous books and academic journals. She has served as Secretary General (2008–2009) and President (2009–2010) of the Asian Association of Open Universities (AAOU) and is President of the International Council for Open and Distance Education (ICDE). She has also been actively involved in research on the use of ICT for education in Asia with the PANdora Network, on which she now serves... More About Author

Purchasing options

Please select a format:

ISBN: 9788132110064
₹1,095.00

SAGE Knowledge is the ultimate social sciences digital library for students, researchers, and faculty. Hosting more than 4,400 titles, it includes an expansive range of SAGE eBook and eReference content, including scholarly monographs, reference works, handbooks, series, professional development titles, and more.

The platform allows researchers to cross-search and seamlessly access a wide breadth of must-have SAGE book and reference content from one source.