Frederick University seized the opportunity granted by the regulatory authorities in June 2012 to introduce new programs of study using the distance learning (DL) mode of delivery. Offering DL programs was seen both as an opportunity and as a challenge. An opportunity, because given the established demand for such programs, and additionally, the ability to reach students that would be otherwise impossible, provided growth opportunities for the University. This was also seen as a challenge because for the university, as with all programs, achieving and maintaining quality was of paramount importance

Throughout the past decades, great leaps have been achieved in Information and Communication Technologies (ICT). These advancements, coupled with maturity of research in educational methods utilizing new and emerged technologies have led to the establishment of a sound and comprehensive framework for supporting distance learning. Frederick University, being at the forefront of educational innovation and with a strategic focus on offering the best available educational service to its students, has embraced these new technological advancements and commenced offering complete programs of study via distance learning.  Specifically, the university has been successfully offering DL programs since 2013, and has developed a solid distance learning pedagogical framework, that is based on research evidence and contemporary theoretical approaches  to DL in higher education.

The University aims to continually expand the available programs of study, ensuring always the highest quality standards and service.  The University puts great emphasis in  in providing quality education and continuous updating of processes of its DL program of studies. It takes into consideration and it is in line with international practices (the e-xcellence framework and the Quality Matters standards), policies and research results as well as with the guidelines and instructions by the national of the regulatory authority (C.Y.Q.A.A) and the European Association for Quality Assurance in Higher Education (ENQA).

We assign great emphasis to ensure students studying under distance learning to enjoy an equivalent experience from their study, both in the academic as well as the social dimension, despite the fact that their study is conducted from home. To enable this, an efficient operational framework  has been implemented, supported by appropriate administrative services.

Our aim is to enable a large section of the population to engage in quality education of real value, which would otherwise be excluded, be it in Cyprus, the greater region of eastern Mediterranean, or anywhere in the world.

Should you have any queries about distance learning at Frederick, or wish to learning more, do not hesitate to contact us.

Frederick University Distance Learning Committee

  

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