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Darojat, Ojat; Nilson, Michelle; Kaufman, David – Distance Education, 2015
While quality measures in higher education in general have gained significant and growing attention over the past 30¬†years, questions remain about quality in open universities. This research was an international comparative case study focusing on perceptions of quality and quality assurance (QA) in learner support areas at open universities. The…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Quality, Quality Assurance, Open Universities
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Setiani, Made Yudhi; MacKinnon, Allan M. – Distance Education, 2015
This study focused on the civic education course at Universitas Terbuka (UT). Its purpose was to design a new approach for the online tutorial for the course by analyzing the literature related to online and distance education and investigating participant feedback on the current offering of the course and tutorial, which is a compulsory course in…
Descriptors: Communities of Practice, Inquiry, Civics, Citizenship Education
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Luschei, Thomas F.; Dimyati, Surachman; Padmo, Dewi – Distance Education, 2008
The Open University of Indonesia (Universitas Terbuka, UT) has over 450,000 students distributed across a vast, diverse archipelago. UT will play a central role in meeting the requirement that over 1 million primary teachers earn four-year postsecondary degrees by 2015. While the Open University has considerable capacity in print-based and…
Descriptors: Distance Education, Online Courses, Educational Technology, Technology Integration
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Loh-Ludher, Lee Lee – Distance Education, 2007
A major goal of Asian distance education is the creation of effective formal and nonformal programs for the benefit of the poor and needy; and the primary place in which distance education usually takes place is the home. This article addresses issues fundamental to the spread of distance education in Asia--factors affecting domestic and social…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Social Life, Social Problems, Females
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Hiola, Yahya; Moss, Dennis – Distance Education, 1989
Describes an evaluative study conducted at the Universitas Terbuka (Indonesia) that examined the role of face-to-face tutorials as an optional supplement to other instructional materials at a distance education institution. Attitudes, characteristics, and roles of the tutors are examined, and student attitudes are briefly discussed. (21…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Developing Nations, Distance Education, Foreign Countries
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Dunbar, Raden – Distance Education, 1991
Discusses distance education efforts in Indonesia and examines problems that have been encountered with adopting Western models that have not been adapted to the cultural behavior of Indonesian teachers and students. Indonesian heteronomy is discussed, the oral learning tradition is examined, and suggestions for changing the distance education…
Descriptors: Adoption (Ideas), Change Strategies, Cultural Context, Cultural Differences
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Hiola, Yahya; Moss, Dennis – Distance Education, 1990
Describes survey of distance education students at the Universitas Terbuka, the Open University of Indonesia, that was conducted to determine characteristics of the students and their attitudes toward distance learning. Findings related to gender, status, age, occupation, and previous qualifications are reported, and implications for third world…
Descriptors: Admission Criteria, Age, Developing Nations, Distance Education