Key Success Factors for Cross-Border Education

Mansor Fadzil, and Tengku Amina Munira Tengku Mohd Azzman Shariffadeen, (2008) Key Success Factors for Cross-Border Education. In: The 22nd AAOU Annual Conference. “The New Development, New Trends and New Missions of Open and Distance Education in Asia and the World”., 14 - 16 October, 2008, Tianjin, China.. (Submitted)

key_success.pdf - Submitted Version

Download (206Kb) | Preview


Of late, higher education the world over has been transformed into an international trade, as barriers in time and space are broken by rapid advancements in technology and the World Wide Web. Universities from different countries and regions now have an even more sound reason to work together in the many areas of higher educational services. As an Open and Distance Learning (ODL) institution, Open University Malaysia (OUM) recognises that engaging in cross-border education is both advantageous and necessary in order to compete at a global scale. This paper will explore the potential areas for crossborder education, discuss key success factors as experienced by OUM and also deliberate on present issues and the way forward for collaborations between universities. Key success factors encompass different aspects of a collaboration, including bilateral relations, local partners, products, people as well as planning and execution. Related concerns include recognition and accreditation, cost and affordability, sustainability and developing the appropriate business model. Managing each other’s expectations and ensuring the success of the collaboration also requires a human touch and a sense of continuity. (Authors' abstract)

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Cross-border education ;
Subjects: L Education > LC Special aspects of education > LC5201 Education extension. Adult education. Continuing education
Divisions: Senior Vice-President's Office
Depositing User: Shahril Effendi Ibrahim
Date Deposited: 11 Jun 2009 06:50
Last Modified: 17 Jun 2013 00:12

Actions (login required)

View Item View Item