Accreditation of Study Program in Distance Learning in Indonesia

Siswosumarmo, Mardjono (2004) Accreditation of Study Program in Distance Learning in Indonesia. In: Seminar Nasional UT - SEAMOLEC 2004, 2-3 September 2004, Universitas Terbuka.


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Distance learning program as operated by Universitas Terbuka (the Open University) is unique in the sense that at the time being it is the one and the only distance learning institute, it has a national scale and coverage as well as the largest in the number of students enrolled. The first series of accreditation on several study programs were performed about seven years ago. For the coming accreditation process, the National Accreditation Board for Higher Education (BAN-PT) has developed a new set of standards and procedures for the distance learning programs. Basically there should be no difference in the sets of competence between the conventional programs and the distance learning programs. However there are differences, mainly in the paradigm, methods of learning, etc. There are wide ranges of diversity of the student conditions, such as their working and living environments: from the remote and isolated villages without electricity to the metropolitans having wide access to the information technology. In the accreditation process there are two documents to be prepared, i.e. the portfolio of the institute and the forms to be completed by each study program. A document of (internal) self-evaluation should be submitted prior to the (external) accreditation process. For these two documents there are new sets of standards to be employed. To verify the submitted documents BAN-PT will conduct a series of visits to the institute and each study program, as well as to the regional units. This paper will elaborate the standards and put highlights on some typical questions as examples. At this point of time, we are in a trial stage which will be followed by modifications as required.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Additional Information (ID): seameo04324.pdf
Uncontrolled Keywords: accreditation, study program, distance learning
Subjects: 300 Social Science > 370-379 Education (Pendidikan) > 374.4 Distance Education (Pendidikan Jarak Jauh)
Divisions: Prosiding Seminar > UT-Seamolec 2004
Depositing User: Praba UT
Date Deposited: 02 Nov 2016 04:23
Last Modified: 02 Nov 2016 04:23

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