1st Edition

Planning and Management in Distance Education

Edited By Santosh Panda Copyright 2003
    304 Pages
    by Routledge

    304 Pages
    by Routledge

    Online distance education and training is being adopted throughout the world as a cost-effective, flexible answer to widening access for all. This enthusiasm has led to many initiatives and policies from governments to encourage online learning at international, national, regional and institutional levels. Also, changes in distance learning continue to take place as a result of educational discourse and innovations in ICT. Distance learning courses are therefore under pressure to reform, and successful management of external policy planning and internal change management is key to the implementation and maintenance of reforms.
    World-class leaders, researchers and practitioners share their experiences, research and critical reflection in this book, providing guidance on how to balance quality management with quality learning. Subjects covered include policy and planning, institutional management, management of processes, quality assurance and accreditation, and internationalization.
    This book will aid anyone involved in running or wanting to implement distance education to effectively manage an online learning programme.

    Contributors, Acknowledgements, Series editor’s foreword, Introduction, Part 1. Open and distance education models, 1. Models of open and flexible learning in distance education, Part 2. Policy and planning, 2. Policy and planning in the developed countries: coping with compulsive development cultures, 3. Policy and planning in the developing world, 4. Planning for open and flexible learning, Part 3. Institutional management, 5. Management of institutions, 6. Institutional leadership and the management of change, 7. Management of academic development, 8. Management of research and development through the support of action learning projects, 9. Management of resources, Part 4. Management of processes, 10. Management of instructional design and development, 11. Management of media development and production, 12. Material production and distribution, and operations management, 13. Management of services to students, 14. Planning and management of networked learning, 15. Managing telelearning centres and telecentres, 16. Planning and management of student assessment, Part 5. Quality assurance and accreditation, 17. Institutional and programme evaluation, 18. External control and internal quality assurance, 19. Performance indicators and quality assessment, 20. Accreditation in the digital era: preparing for the new distance education landscape, 21. Networked learning, convergence and accreditation: is it time for global standards?, Part 6. Internationalization, 22. Internationalization of open and flexible learning: planning and managing in a global environment, Index


    Panda, Santosh

    'A high quality, meticulously presented volume that addresses issues of current importance in distance education.' -  Nancy A. George, British Journal of Educational Technology