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ERIC Number: ED533557
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 11
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1548-6613
Cross-Border Delivery in Nigeria and Quality Assurance Issues
Idogho, Philipa Omamhe; Eshiotse, Sunday Gabriel
Online Submission, US-China Education Review B 4 p460-465 2012
Access to educational opportunities has witnessed significant facilitation, especially in developing economies where ethnic minorities and other disadvantaged groups abound. The global initiative anchored by COL (commonwealth of learning) in collaboration with institutions and agencies is helping to further reinforce the "global image" schema, since learning opportunities and services are now exported to consumers outside normal locational influence of participating institutions. There is no doubt that the scheme is making a huge impact and generating great enthusiasm among beneficiaries. This paper examines the challenge of quality assurance emerging from the fact that educational services may be provided in virtual learning environment which may be within or outside the immediate physical location of the provider agency. Drawing from experiences of the National Open University and other institutions that operate distance education in outreach centers, this paper recommends, among others, that as much as possible, internal and external moderation of course packages and resource persons should be done both in the regular and distance learning centers and ensure periodic review of programme performance and student learning outcomes to guide further action. (Contains 1 figure.)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Nigeria