Innovative Practices of Distance Education (including e-Learning) in Asia and the Pacific

The present study aims at identifying innovative and good practices of open and distance learning (ODL) in Asia and the Pacific region at the tertiary education level, and sharing the findings to promote knowledge sharing with ODL institutions. To achieve these objectives, a survey of ODL institutions in the Asia and the Pacific region and analyses of published documents and websites have been conducted. The results of the study show that many ODL institutions have implemented quality assurance measures throughout their ODL practices including student services and tutoring, course development, staff evaluation, and student assessment; and most institutions have introduced ICT-based programs and services in pursuit of quality improvement and expansion. The paper concludes with a list of recommendation for the future development of ODL in the Asia and the Pacific region.

Insung Jung
© International Journal for Educational Media and Technology, 2007, 13 pages