GOING GLOBAL: ENSURING SUSTAINABILITY, ACCESS, EQUITY & QUALITY IN OPEN & DISTANCE LEARNING The 24th AAOU Annual Conferenc...
INTRODUCTION The future: an  “open learning audience” ODL:  technologically-driven   distance education Positive developme...
THE ODL SCENARIO IN ASIA  (1/2) <ul><li>Need for  economic progress </li></ul><ul><li>Recovery  from economic crisis (1997...
THE ODL SCENARIO IN ASIA  (2/2) Mega Universities in Asia 101,218 1960 Shanghai Television University, China 150,000 1991 ...
TRENDS & CHALLENGES IN ASIAN ODL <ul><li>Underdevelopment   & political uncertainty </li></ul><ul><li>The   digital divide...
ENSURING SUSTAINABILITY, ACCESS, EQUITY & QUALITY IN ODL  (1/3) <ul><ul><li>Does ODL have   “the capacity to endure” ? </l...
ENSURING SUSTAINABILITY, ACCESS, EQUITY & QUALITY IN ODL  (2/3) <ul><ul><li>Reaching those in  remote locations : </li></u...
ENSURING SUSTAINABILITY, ACCESS, EQUITY & QUALITY IN ODL  (3/3) <ul><ul><li>Develop & implement  QA measures </li></ul></u...
CONCLUDING REMARKS <ul><li>Leveraging on the  right technologies </li></ul><ul><li>Acculturating  lifelong learning </li><...
THANK YOU The 24th AAOU Annual Conference 26-28 October 2010 Hanoi, Vietnam
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  1. 1. GOING GLOBAL: ENSURING SUSTAINABILITY, ACCESS, EQUITY & QUALITY IN OPEN & DISTANCE LEARNING The 24th AAOU Annual Conference 26-28 October 2010 Hanoi, Vietnam PROFESSOR EMERITUS ANUWAR ALI President/Vice-Chancellor Open University Malaysia
  2. 2. INTRODUCTION The future: an “open learning audience” ODL: technologically-driven distance education Positive developments in Asian ODL: Time for Asia to think about : <ul><li>70 open universities, 13 mega universities </li></ul><ul><li>Largest number of adult & ODL learners </li></ul>SUSTAINABILITY ACCESS EQUITY QUALITY + + +
  3. 3. THE ODL SCENARIO IN ASIA (1/2) <ul><li>Need for economic progress </li></ul><ul><li>Recovery from economic crisis (1997) </li></ul><ul><li>Globalisation & influence of ICTs </li></ul>Growth of ODL attributable to -> Status of ODL in Asia -> <ul><li>13 mega universities (Table 1) </li></ul><ul><li>Up-and-coming institutions </li></ul><ul><li>Largest group of international students </li></ul><ul><li>Key target market for other countries </li></ul><ul><li>2014: Asia as the largest global e-learning market </li></ul><ul><li>Growing interest in internationalisation </li></ul>
  4. 4. THE ODL SCENARIO IN ASIA (2/2) Mega Universities in Asia 101,218 1960 Shanghai Television University, China 150,000 1991 Madhya Pradesh Bhoj Open University, India 181,372 1978 Sukhothai Thammathirat Open University, Thailand 183,000 1987 Payame Noor University, Iran 215,000 1982 Korea National Open University, South Korea 300,000 1989 Yashwantrao Chavan Maharashtra Open University, India 450,000 1982 Dr B R Ambedkar Open University, India 525,000 1971 Ramkhamhaeng University, Thailand 600,000 1992 Bangladesh Open University, Bangladesh 646,467 1984 Universitas Terbuka, Indonesia 2.7 million 1979 Open University of China 3.0 million 1985 Indira Gandhi National Open University, India 3.2 million 1974 Allama Iqbal Open University, Pakistan Enrolment* Established University
  5. 5. TRENDS & CHALLENGES IN ASIAN ODL <ul><li>Underdevelopment & political uncertainty </li></ul><ul><li>The digital divide </li></ul><ul><li>Need for regulation </li></ul><ul><li>Creating an ideal domestic environment </li></ul><ul><li>Utilisation of ICTs </li></ul><ul><li>Cross-border provision </li></ul><ul><li>Importance of lifelong learning </li></ul><ul><li>Human capital development </li></ul>TRENDS: CHALLENGES:
  6. 6. ENSURING SUSTAINABILITY, ACCESS, EQUITY & QUALITY IN ODL (1/3) <ul><ul><li>Does ODL have “the capacity to endure” ? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Benefiting from economies of scale </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sustainable resources : e.g. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sustainable networks : e.g. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Quality of leadership & management </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Concept of inclusivity </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Lifelong learning as a lifestyle </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Exercising CSR </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Learning materials that promote equity (Figure 1) </li></ul></ul>SUSTAINABILITY -> ACCESS & EQUITY ->
  7. 7. ENSURING SUSTAINABILITY, ACCESS, EQUITY & QUALITY IN ODL (2/3) <ul><ul><li>Reaching those in remote locations : </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Mobile technologies , e.g.: </li></ul></ul></ul>Figure 1: OUM’s free & open online resources ACCESS & EQUITY (cont.) -> Ramkhamhaeng University
  8. 8. ENSURING SUSTAINABILITY, ACCESS, EQUITY & QUALITY IN ODL (3/3) <ul><ul><li>Develop & implement QA measures </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Adopt policies of successful mega universities </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Consolidate best practices into a knowledge base </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Leverage on regional networks , e.g.: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Going beyond national-level accreditation </li></ul></ul>QUALITY ->
  9. 9. CONCLUDING REMARKS <ul><li>Leveraging on the right technologies </li></ul><ul><li>Acculturating lifelong learning </li></ul>ODL in Asia: very positive & will continue to be important Sustainability, access, equity & quality important to create an open learning audience Challenges ahead: u v w
  10. 10. THANK YOU The 24th AAOU Annual Conference 26-28 October 2010 Hanoi, Vietnam

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