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Quality assurance in open distance education-towards a culture of quality: a case study from the Kyambogo University, Uganda

Binns, Felicity; Otto, Aron

Abstract:
This case study considers the quality assurance practices at the recently established Kyambogo University (KYU) in Uganda. In a resource-poor environment, practices have developed that put the learner at the centre of efforts to provide quality materials and learner support through the “culture of care.” This leads to the conclusion that the ideology of an institution and the putting of this ideology into practice are key factors in establishing quality assurance.

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Chapter Title: Quality assurance in open distance education-towards a culture of quality: a case study from the Kyambogo University, Uganda
Book Title: Perspectives on distance education: towards culture of equality
Edited by: Badri N. Koul and Asha Kanwar
City: Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Publisher: Commonwealth of Learning
No. of Pages: 31-44


Date:2006
Document Type:Chapter in Book (Peer Reviewed)
Subject Area:Teaching and Learning
Country:Uganda
Keywords:Quality Assurance, Open and Distance Learning, Uganda, Case Study, Programmes, Quality Management


File Size:331 KB
Date Added:06 September 2007


Binns, Felicity; Otto, Aron (2006). Quality assurance in open distance education-towards a culture of quality: a case study from the Kyambogo University, Uganda. In Badri N. Koul; Asha Kanwar (eds), Perspectives on distance education: towards a culture of quality, Vancouver, Canada: Commonwealth of Learning, 31-44