n South African Journal of Higher Education - Quality control vs academic freedom in the compilation of learning resources : is a choice implied? : operational perspective

Volume 14, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 1011-3487



Extracted from text ... Quality control vs academic freedom in the compilation of learning resources: is a choice implied? J Smit, A C Wilkinson & J Bu?chner Vista University ABSTRACT Internationally, the importance of quality con- siderations in the development and delivery of teaching and research programmes is given prominence. In an educational scenario where flexible learning and resource-based learning have become the keywords, the resources devel- oped for use in teaching programmes will have to comply with quality assurance measures and criteria. ``Quality control'' is, however, regarded with mixed feelings by the teaching community where academic freedom has been the tradition. Quality issues as well as autonomy and academic freedom issues at South African universities are discussed in this article, with reference ..

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