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Asian Journal of Distance Education

Volume 9, Number 1

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Number of articles: 8

  1. Factors to improve Written Assignments in Pakistan

    Nabi Bux Jumani, Fazalur Rahman, Aftab Iqbal & Saeedul Hasan Chishti, International Islamic University, Pakistan

    We report the findings from a survey study that aimed to investigate the practices of writing assignments among distance learners. It was conducted in Allama Iqbal Open University, Islamabad. The... More

    pp. 4-13

  2. School-Based versus Distance Training for Rural Teachers in China

    Shiling McQuaide, Athabasca University, Canada

    Over the past decade, a multi-level network comprising national, provincial, county, and school-based training has been established in China for teachers’ professional development. With emphasis on... More

    pp. 14-34

  3. Distance Education for Rural Agricultural Workers in Indonesia

    Nurul Huda, Universitas Terbuka, Indonesia

    Agricultural extension workers should have several competencies in order to carry out their duties properly. One of the essential competencies that they must possess is the professional competency ... More

    pp. 35-45

  4. Improving the ICT Infrastructure in the Philippines

    Maria Ana T. Quimbo, University of the Philippines Los Baños, Philippines

    This case study was conducted in a private secondary school to determine the readiness of the school constituencies to embark on a technology-integrated learning environment. Fifteen science and... More

    pp. 46-61

  5. Comparative Costs for Initial Training of Primary Teachers in Pakistan

    Sajjad Hayat Akhtar, Parveen Munshi & Muhammad Naseer Ud Din, University of Sindh, Pakistan

    This research study is a descriptive analysis of the cost effectiveness of formal and non- formal system of the primary teacher certificate (PTC) programme in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa region, of... More

    pp. 62-71

  6. Adopting a Marketing Approach for Distance Education in Iran

    Hadi Ghaffari, Payame Noor University, Iran (Islamic Republic Of)

    The new economic reforms programme of the Government of Iran has created far reaching impact on the working of all the sectors of Iranian economy. Education is no exception to this. Educational and... More

    pp. 72-76

  7. Transnational Collaboration for a German Language Teaching through the Distance Learning System (DLS) in India

    T R Srinivasan & J S Dororthy, Indira Gandhi National Open University, India

    Teaching a Language through a Distance Teaching Institution (DTI) is one of the modes to reach out to the clientele. Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) in collaboration with the Goethe ... More

    pp. 77-89

  8. Focus Report: Quality Assurance in Distance Education achieved in the Philippines

    Niel Kenneth F. Jamandre, University of the Philippines Diliman, Philippines

    This paper analyzes and synthesizes the developments and challenges of the University of the Philippines Open University (UPOU) which offers the Distance Education (DE) Program since 1995. Focusing... More

    pp. 90-97