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Advancing the Concepts & Practices of Information Resources Management in Modern Organizations

Quality Assurance Procedures for a Web-Based Degree

Quality Assurance Procedures for a Web-Based Degree
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Author(s): Salvatore Valenti (Istituto di Informatica, Italy), Maurizio Panti (Istituto di Informatica, Italy) and Tommaso Leo (Universita di Ancona, Italy)
Copyright: 2002
Pages: 4
Source title: Issues & Trends of Information Technology Management in Contemporary Organizations
Source Editor(s): Mehdi Khosrow-Pour, D.B.A. (Information Resources Management Association, USA)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-930708-39-6.ch212
ISBN13: 9781930708396
EISBN13: 9781466641358


The growth of credit-bearing distance learning offerings and enrolments at accredited, degree-granting colleges and universities has been astonishing in the last few years. According to Eaton “during the academic year 1997–98, approximately 1.6 million students were enrolled in credit-bearing distance learning courses (whether electronic, television-based, or print- and-mail-based, and including both synchronous and asynchronous instruction) in degree-granting post-secondary colleges and universities in the United States. That year, 54,000 college-level credit-bearing distance-learning courses were offered in 1,680 institutions. Thirty-five states, currently operate virtual universities or participate in a regional virtual university, typically created by existing degree-granting colleges and universities”(Eaton, 2001).

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