Quality in flexible, online and distance education at Deakin University, Australia

Holt, Dale and Palmer, Stuart 2010, Quality in flexible, online and distance education at Deakin University, Australia, in Total quality management of distance education, Atlantic Publishers & Distributors, New Delhi, India, pp.203-214.

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Title Quality in flexible, online and distance education at Deakin University, Australia
Author(s) Holt, Dale
Palmer, Stuart
Title of book Total quality management of distance education
Editor(s) Padhi, Nayantara
Publication date 2010
Chapter number 14
Total chapters 16
Start page 203
End page 214
Total pages 12
Publisher Atlantic Publishers & Distributors
Place of Publication New Delhi, India
Summary This chapter presents an overview of the management of quality for flexible, online and distance education (off-campus education) at Deakin University in Australia. In 1974, Deakin University was established as a dual-mode institution educating large numbers of both on- and off-campus students. From its foundation it has increasingly sought to provide the same learning resources, equivalent learning experiences and parity of outcomes to students studying in all modes (Hay, Lowe, Gibb & Anderson, 2002). While this was the ideal on which Deakin was founded, in practice approaches differed across various schools and courses where in some areas integration was achieved through an open-campus model, while in others the tendency was towards separation of the modes of delivery by course. Deakin’s history can be characterised as moving from dual-mode approaches to educating its student cohorts, to a now well articulated, integrated and institution-wide approach to assuring and improving the quality of all modes of educational delivery for an extremely diverse and complex set of student cohorts. In this regard, it makes no particular distinction between these student groups in its policies, procedures and processes relating to educational matters.
ISBN 9788126913879
Language eng
Field of Research 130103 Higher Education
Socio Economic Objective 930299 Teaching and Instruction not elsewhere classified
HERDC Research category B1 Book chapter
HERDC collection year 2010
Copyright notice ©2010 Nayantara Padhi for selection and editorial matter; the contributors for individiual articles
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30032409

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