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Quality Assurance in Open and Distance Learning (ODL)



The effective delivery of education has gone beyound the conventional face-to-face (f2f) mode where students must have personal contact with their lecturers. Open and Distance Learning (ODL) mode of education delivery removes the distance, age and job barrier and makes education available to those who, otherwise, would not have been able to cope. Arguments have risen as to the quality of education given out through the ODL as compared to that of the f2f delivery mode. To this effect, proponents of the ODL has deem it necessary to evolve a system of quality assurance in ODL to make sure that quality is not compromised in the delivery of education through ODL. This work aims at detailing the quality control measures necessary to be put in place to guarantee quality education delivery in the ODL mode.