Development of Instruments for Evaluation of Quality of Distance Studies

  • Lina Tankeleviciene
Conference paper

DOI: 10.1007/978-0-387-09729-9_22

Part of the IFIP – The International Federation for Information Processing book series (IFIPAICT, volume 281)
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Tankeleviciene L. (2008) Development of Instruments for Evaluation of Quality of Distance Studies. In: Kendall M., Samways B. (eds) Learning to Live in the Knowledge Society. IFIP – The International Federation for Information Processing, vol 281. Springer, Boston, MA


The popularity of declaring quality assurance seems to be growing significantly in the last decade, including the field of distance studies and e-learning. Unfortunately, the implementation of quality assurance mechanisms on the operational level faces considerable problems. In this article we describe different conceptions of quality of distance studies, the stage of research and implementation of quality assurance in Lithuania, and especially at Siauliai University. We present analysis of two case studies where different methods of the evaluation of distance studies were used: 1) Expert evaluation can prove that distance studies meet posed requirements, and therefore is acceptable in the organization; 2) Students’ questionnaires allow to investigate distance studies as a process. Also we present problems that arise while seeking to enhance developed instruments.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Lina Tankeleviciene
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  1. 1.Distance Education Study CentreSiauliai UniversitySiauliaiLithuania

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