Accreditation and Recognition in Distance Learning

Accreditation and Recognition in Distance Learning

George K. Kostopoulos (The American University of Sharjah, UAE)
Copyright: © 2005 |Pages: 5
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59140-555-9.ch004
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Abstract

Distance learning is the fastest growing sector in academia. Consequently, it is experiencing growing pains. Such pains come from various directions, with the major ones being accreditation and recognition. At all levels of education, let it be elementary, secondary, or postsecondary, the term accreditation is vaguely understood by most. As a result, the subsequent recognition of the earned credential can be at risk.

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