January 2013
eLearning & Software for Education;2013, Issue 1, p459
Academic Journal
Distance learning and in particular e- Learning are activities that are usually based on new technologies like ICT (Information and Communication Technology). Distance learning and e- Learning brought many advantages to those who used them, making possible for people from different social categories to have more easily access to education. However, there appeared also criticism to their use, especially to distance learning, blaming the reduced quality of training provided to the students. Some of these criticisms are partially justified by the fact that some institutions applied distance learning concepts erroneously, obtaining negative results. For example it is not recommended to study certain disciplines witch require practical abilities (like medicine, theatre, sports, and so on) at distance. Distance learning is more appropriate to the disciplines that are more theoretical like economics, mathematics, literature, some branches of science and others. With the emergence of modern e- Learning technologies it became possible to transmit more effectively knowledge and even practical abilities to students following distance learning courses, but there are still limitations witch must be taken in to account if one wants to obtain the best performance from using e- Learning and distance learning systems. In the above mentioned context, the quality assurance of distance learning and e-Learning becomes very important, quality auditing becoming an essential factor towards success. The paper will be focused on auditing e- Learning and distance learning systems. In the present paper there will be explored the possibilities to audit dedicated systems for distance learning and e- Learning activities.


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