Acquiring Accreditation in Distance Learning
In the higher education community, distance education (DE) has been perceived as not being as good as contact education or as a last resort. Actually, it is just a different way of delivering education and is often the first choice of the working adult. However, the perception of inferior quality means that DE needs to show it is at least as good as contact education, and can meet the same rigorous academic standards.
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