Quality Assurance Toolkit: Distance Higher Education Institutions and Programmes
The massification of higher education in many countries is placing tremendous pressure on higher education institutions (HEIs) to open up their doors to increasing numbers of students as demand for access to higher education soars. In response to this trend countries are turning increasingly to distance learning. The challenge for HEIs is to keep their virtual doors open while sustaining a culture of continuous improvement in their research, teaching and community engagement functions. The Commonwealth of Learning is proud to partner with the Sri Lankan Ministry of Higher Education and UNESCO to produce this Quality Assurance Toolkit for Distance Higher Education Institutions and Programmes. The Toolkit has been prepared with three features.