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Maintaining the Delicate Balance

January 30, 2002

Maintaining the Delicate Balance: Distance Learning, Higher Education Accreditation, and the Politics of Self-Regulation describes the challenge of regulating distance education providers and funding students who participate in distance education courses. The paper also examines two related areas in which the responsibilities of institutions and accreditors are growing because of distance learning: protecting students and the public against poor quality higher education, and attending to quality in an increasingly  internationalized higher education marketplace.

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