INTERNAL QUALITY ASSESSMENT SYSTEM IN OPEN AND DISTANCE LEARNING AND THE USE OF INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY
Author(s):
Tarandeep Kaur
Keywords:
Open and Distance Learning, Information and Communication Technology, Internal Quality Assessment System.
Abstract
Internal quality assessment has been of major importance for higher education. Ensuring quality, maintaining standards and supporting the university community in their work is the paramount role of internal quality assessment system. Nowadays, we can observe the widespread use of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) in teaching and learning process to improve the concept and application of teaching and learning and the ways students are learning. Here, the Digital India Campaign has taken the lead in transforming the entire country into a digitally empowered society with a knowledge economy. Also, a recent outbreak of pandemic has posed further implications and challenges for Quality Assessment (QA) implementation in the Open and Distance Learning system because almost all the educational institutes has moved from in-person mode of education to the online process of learning. In this regard, National Education Policy has recognized the importance of technology while considering its potential risks and dangers. This has led to the addition of a new dimensions to a QA process. Moreover, ICT trend has become a new normal for higher education process. Therefore, the most recent issue for QA is to facilitate a sensitive process of ODL transformation to an online digital system. Hence, there emerges a need to overcome critical issues related to quality assurance in ODL in India. This article discusses the trend of using ICT by ODL and its quality assurance by IQAS, best practices and the challenges that comes in the way of this learning process. This paper is based on conceptual study and secondary data.
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Unique Paper ID: 157115

Publication Volume & Issue: Volume 9, Issue 6

Page(s): 67 - 70
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