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Quality assurance and relevance of distance education at the University of Ibadan Distance Learning Centre, Nigeria.

Owoeye, J.S.

Abstract:
Open distance learning (ODL) is one aspect of self learning which the University of Ibadan, Nigeria, established in 1988. Its establishment was to meet the University vision of expanding the frontiers of knowledge and transforming the society through access to lifelong education to those who due to various reasons are unable to enroll the full-time academic programmes of the University. The specific objective is to bridge the capacity gap by delivering programmes of global standards in areas of national needs through ICT and e-learning. This form of learning has undeniably made learning more flexible and convenient in terms of space, time, cost and what is on offer. In spite of the obvious advantage of this form of education, the issue of standards and quality control remain a bone of contention in the minds of people. This paper highlights the issue of quality in the administration of open distance education of the University of Ibadan, Nigeria as well as its challenges. It is concluded by making a few recommendations for the sustenance of the programme.

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Document Title: Quality assurance and relevance of distance education at the University of Ibadan Distance Learning Centre, Nigeria.
Institution: Ibadan University
City and Country: Ibadan, Nigeria


Date:2009
Document Type:Paper (Not Peer Reviewed)
Subject Area:Teaching and Learning
Country:Nigeria
Keywords:Distance Learning, E Learning, Distance Education, Quality Assurance, University of Ibadan, Nigeria


File Size:64 KB
Rights:Permission granted by author
Date Added:30 March 2009


Owoeye, J.S. (2009). Quality assurance and relevance of distance education at the University of Ibadan Distance Learning Centre, Nigeria. University of Ibadan, Nigeria