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ERIC Number: EJ1116375
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-2332-3205
Accreditation of Distance Learning
Demirel, Ergün
Universal Journal of Educational Research, v4 n10 p2469-2476 2016
The higher education institutes aspire to gain reputation of quality having accreditation from internationally recognized awarding bodies. The accreditation leads and provides quality assurance for education. Although distance learning becomes a significant part of the education system in the 21st century, there is still a common opinion that the quality of distance education is lower when comparing with the classical conventional classroom education. The accreditation will serve public accountability and play a critical role to change this opinion. The aim of this study is to evaluate how accreditation standards can be applied for the distance learning programmes and which areas are benefited by accreditation standards. The study is based on an investigation to identify applicable accreditation system for distance learning including definition of problem areas and continues with production of proposal to facilitate application of accreditation for such systems. The results of this study may lead education providers to establish an accredited distance learning system and ensure the people on quality of their work.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Turkey
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