Bowon Kim (Korea National Open University. )
Chang Yeul Yang (Korea National Open University. )

Asian Association of Open Universities Journal

ISSN: 2414-6994

Article publication date: 1 March 2009

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This study is to develop the standards and indexes for evaluating the open university as an institution. Having successfully taken root in their societies since their launching, Asian open universities now need to further up their teaching and learning system which demands a rigid evaluation and assessment of a university as an institution. For the past ten years, Korea National Open University (KNOU) was evaluated twice by Korean Council for University Education (KCUE), which is in charge of the evaluation of the Korean universities; the result was not so satisfactory. It was because its evaluation standards and indexes were not appropriate for KNOU as an open university. They were primarily for the conventional universities. Thus KNOU needed its own assessment indexes, and this is a research looking for the proper ones for evaluating KNOU within the frame of university evaluation in Korea. Other open universities in Asia also have experienced or will face such problems in terms of the university evaluation. The result of this research will be helpful not only for KNOU but for other Asian open universities preparing for the university evaluation.


Kim, B. and Yang, C.Y. (2009), "EVALUATION STANDARD FOR INSTITUSIONAL EVALUATION OF OPEN UNIVERSITY", Asian Association of Open Universities Journal, Vol. 4 No. 1, pp. 14-26. https://doi.org/10.1108/AAOUJ-04-01-2009-B002



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