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ERIC Number: EJ1114163
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005
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Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1556-3847
Distance Higher Education in the Arab Region: The Need for Quality Assurance Frameworks
Mohamed, Amel Ahmed Hassan
Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration, v8 n1 Spr 2005
This paper considers endeavors to disseminate distance higher education in the Arab region. In particular, three different structures are examined: distance education programs provided by traditional universities, open or distance education universities offering only programs from a distance, and a virtual university. Shortcomings of these endeavors due largely to the lack of quality assurance procedures and accreditation policies are examined in detail. The need for developing quality assurance frameworks and accreditation policies for such modes represents a major step towards gaining accreditation by internationally recognized organizations. Key parties are also identified and discussed that have a great impact on promoting quality assurance and the accreditation of distance higher education in the Arab region.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Algeria; Bahrain; Egypt; Israel (Jerusalem); Jordan; Kuwait; Lebanon; Libya; Palestine; Saudi Arabia; Sudan; Syria; Tunisia
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