Cilt 15, Sayı 3, Sayfalar 143 - 154 2015-02-27

Looking Beyond The Residential Education 
And Distance Education Debate, What Matters In Education Is... Kwame Bediako Asare, University

Kwame BEDIAKO ASARE [1]

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The value of education is widely acknowledged. Evidence from literature indicates that some perceptions or rather misconceptions are expressed about distance education vis-à-vis traditional, residential education particularly in higher education institutions (HEIs). In this article, the author offers some reflections on traditional education and undertakes a review of distance education. Based on analysis of scholarly literature, the author highlights an important element that must steer any debate on education. This article underscores not only the benefits distance education offers but also the critical measures that must be pursued to reap the benefits. Arguments about distance-residential schooling have narrowly focused on mode of delivery. I argue that what must concern people in general and authorities of HEIs in particular is how to achieve quality education by equipping learners with relevant knowledge and skills to become functional citizens who contribute to the social and economic development of society. Suggestions offered included the need for certificates awarded by HEIs to have the same value and appearance despite the mode of education adopted. Designating some certificates as online or sandwich, for example, is misplaced. That graduates of online or distance education programs must assert themselves by demonstrating beyond doubt that they are not second-class students is also emphasized.
Authorities, Distance, Online, Education, Government(s), Teacher Education, Traditional, Residential
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Bibtex @ { tojde175972, journal = {Turkish Online Journal of Distance Education}, issn = {1302-6488}, address = {Anadolu Üniversitesi}, year = {2015}, volume = {15}, pages = {143 - 154}, doi = {10.17718/tojde.34665}, title = {Looking Beyond The Residential Education 
And Distance Education Debate, What Matters In Education Is... Kwame Bediako Asare, University}, language = {en}, key = {cite}, author = {ASARE, Kwame BEDIAKO} }
APA ASARE, K . (2015). Looking Beyond The Residential Education 
And Distance Education Debate, What Matters In Education Is... Kwame Bediako Asare, University. Turkish Online Journal of Distance Education, 15 (3), 143-154. DOI: 10.17718/tojde.34665
MLA ASARE, K . "Looking Beyond The Residential Education 
And Distance Education Debate, What Matters In Education Is... Kwame Bediako Asare, University". Turkish Online Journal of Distance Education 15 (2015): 143-154 <http://dergipark.gov.tr/tojde/issue/16893/175972>
Chicago ASARE, K . "Looking Beyond The Residential Education 
And Distance Education Debate, What Matters In Education Is... Kwame Bediako Asare, University". Turkish Online Journal of Distance Education 15 (2015): 143-154
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