SAGE Publications Ltd
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Quality Assurance in Distance Education and E-learning 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.
Table of Contents
I: A Systems or balanced approach to quality assurance
II: Ensuring the quality of management processes
III: Focusing on instructional design and pedagogy
IV: Assuring quality of learning support and assessment
V: Outcomes and performance measurement