Distance Education at a Campus University

L.F.M. Mebus, A.E.H. Smits, W. Trooster

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    The University of Professional Education Windesheim is a Campus University with about 17.000 campus students and nearly 2000 distance learning students. The purpose of this research was to evaluate distance learning at Windesheim and offer a set of recommendations for the future to the Executive Board. Six distance learning programmes at Windesheim were analysed by means of semi-structured interviews, surveys, cost analyses and analyses of existing surveys. Overall conclusion: It’s impossible to deliver education similarly for campus students and
    distance learners. Dissatisfaction among students is often related to organisational issues, not to educational issues. A good preparation of a
    distance learning programme is key; a vision needs to be transferred into a policy and a policy into practice. All aspects of education have to be reconsidered: ICT, intake policy, educational concept, developing education,
    tutoring, organisation and collaboration with external parties. The first aspects to consider now are ICT, organisation and intake policy.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings of the International Council for Open and Distance Education (ICDE) World-conference
    Place of PublicationMaastricht
    PublisherOpen Universiteit
    Number of pages7
    Publication statusPublished - Jun 2009
    EventInternational Council for Open and Distance Education 23rd World Conference - Maastricht
    Duration: 7 Jun 200910 Jun 2009


    ConferenceInternational Council for Open and Distance Education 23rd World Conference


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