The Role of Information and Communication Technologies in Quality Assurance in Open and Distance Learning

Rosemary, Saidu R.F and Martins, Arasomwan A.M and Ruth, Saidu R.O (2012) The Role of Information and Communication Technologies in Quality Assurance in Open and Distance Learning. JIPE.

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Abstract

Open and Distance Learning (ODL) is a welcomed innovation and handy tool that could speedily help actualize Education For All. However, despite a long and generally successful track record, ODL is still required to prove that the quality of student learning is at least equivalent to face-to-face teaching so as to promote its value and recognition. With the potentialities provided by modern Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs), their incorporation into Quality Assurance (QA) system can help accomplish this. The paper focuses on issues of using ICT in QA in ODL and some major associated challenges. The role of ICT in QA is very well elaborated in different areas, but a number of related issues necessary to situate the indispensable role of ICT in QA in ODL are given a cursory mention. Some vital recommendations are made to overcome challenges identified including careful and adequate investment by government and private bodies in ICT.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Journal of Issues and Practise in Education > JIPE
Divisions: Faculty of Education > Department of Policy Planning and Administration
Depositing User: Mr Mugisha Kafuma
Date Deposited: 27 Nov 2019 07:42
Last Modified: 27 Nov 2019 07:42
URI: http://repository.out.ac.tz/id/eprint/2348

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