Distance education regulatory frameworks: readiness for openness in Southwest Pacific/South East Asia region nations

Tynan, Belinda and James, Rosalind (2013) Distance education regulatory frameworks: readiness for openness in Southwest Pacific/South East Asia region nations. Open Praxis, 5 (1). pp. 91-97. ISSN 1369-9997

Abstract

This paper reports in brief the pilot study, Distance Education Regulatory Frameworks, undertaken by the International Council for Open and Distance Education (ICDE) in 2010–2012 and the implications for openness for
higher education in Southwest Pacific/South East Asia region nations. The project developed a methodological
approach to identifying, accessing, collating, analysing and presenting the requested regulatory information.
Here, the findings of the study are discussed in light of the theme of openness. In particular, what 'open' may
mean for the region; what inhibitors can be observed and what major changes might need to be considered.
The discussion draws on formal and informal literature on regulatory frameworks for distance education (DE)
in the Southwest Pacific/South East Asia region. Contextual information was collected about the nominated
countries within the region, along with nine case studies from representative institutions whose primary focus
was distance and online education.


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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Copyright International Council for Open and Distance Education 2013.
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Distance and e-Learning Centre
Date Deposited: 17 Jan 2013 03:07
Last Modified: 31 Mar 2015 02:11
Uncontrolled Keywords: distance education; open education resources; Southwest Pacific; South East Asia; higher education; online education
Fields of Research : 16 Studies in Human Society > 1605 Policy and Administration > 160506 Education Policy
13 Education > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education > 130306 Educational Technology and Computing
13 Education > 1301 Education Systems > 130103 Higher Education
Socio-Economic Objective: C Society > 93 Education and Training > 9305 Education and Training Systems > 930501 Education and Training Systems Policies and Development
Identification Number or DOI: 10.5944/openpraxis.5.1.31
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/22723

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