Evaluation of Distance Education Mediators: A Case Study of Inculcating Discipline and Quality of Study Centres
Universities in densely populated countries have to cater the education in many areas, at a time, to various target groups. Due to economy constraints, the universities cannot own campuses of all requirements, for all programmes. The ratio of growth of courses and availability of space and infrastructure are inverse. In such case, Universities in populated countries associates the study centres that are already developed with required infrastructures and human resources. These constraints generates the issue of indigenous and diversity. Though University generates and develop the programmes indigenously but have to cater diversely through the study centres which are not the indigenous structures of the university. Maintaining quality in such situation is the big challenge. Hence universities have to develop some parameters/indicators for the measurement of study centres. These should be related to the smooth working and delivery of the educational programmes. These indicators have to be linked to the activities of individuals making up the institutions and used to develop motivation to counsellors, coordinators and institution owners, to improve their performance and infrastructures. The efficient operation of mass education institutions is dependent on having access to appropriate performance indicators and on linking this body of information to a well-functioning evaluation. The present research paper is based on evaluation of documental proofs of infrastructures, human resource availability, authenticity and accountability regarding documents of the institution, previous enrolment and examination records. The School of Continuing Education of YCM Open University, Maharashtra India implements graduate programmes in Hospitality and Tourism Studies, Hospitality Studies and Catering Sciences and Media Graphics and Animation.
Published in: London International Conference on Education (LICE-2016)
- Date of Conference: 14-17 November 2016
- DOI: 10.2053/LICE.2016.0053
- ISBN: 978-1-908320-76-6
- Conference Location: Heathrow Windsor Marriott Hotel, UK