|Project group name:||QA of DE/e-learning|
|Project group leader:||Dr Takahiro Saito, Associate Professor, Faculty of University Evaluation and Research, National Institution for Academic Degrees and University Evaluation (NIAD-UE)|
|Project group members:||Dr Takayuki Hayashi, Research Fellow, National Institution for Academic Degrees and University Evaluation (NIAD-UE), Japan|
|Project group observer:||Ms Sanae Maeda, Associate Director, Japanese University Accreditation Association (JUAA), Japan|
|Progress reports:||March, 2005|
|Contact details:||1-29-1 Gakuen-Nishimache|
|Kodaira-shi, Tokyo 187-8587|
|Tel: +81 42 353 1500|
|Fax: +81 42 353 1556|
APQN Project Group 3, Quality Assurance of Distance Learning and e-Learning (D/E-learning), is working for the following purposes:
- Share information on the latest quality assurance systems of D/E-learning in the Asian-pacific quality assurance agencies;
- Make a matrix of D/E-learning qualities to easily understand the multidimensionality and multiple perspectives of the D/E-learning quality assurance among the Asian-pacific quality assurance agencies; and
- Promote the development and improvement of the D/E-learning quality assurance in each Asian-pacific quality assurance agency.
In phase-1, to collect data on the indicators of quality used by the different APQN members. the working group is evolving a structured questionnaire. Based on these inputs the project will identify the common pattern and the different uses of or objectives served by the indicators of quality in the Asia-Pacific region. These developments are expected to be completed by the end of 2005 and will be sent to APQN members for comments. It will also be reported at the 2006 APQN meeting. Based on the feedback from the APQN members, Phase-II of the project for 2006 – 07 will be shaped.