Matthews, M., Broad, M. and Shephard, K., 2003. Audit and control of the use of the Internet for learning and teaching: issues for stakeholders in higher education. Managerial Auditing Journal, 18 (3), pp. 244-253.
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The Internet is becoming more widely used by academic institutions to support the learning and teaching activities of students and academic staff. Whilst this is a very efficient mechanism, it is, arguably, important that there are adequate controls in place to ensure that the information is not libellous, defamatory, inaccurate, illegal or inappropriate. The interactivity of the Internet, the immediacy of access to its contents and the public accessibility to much of its information, however, do provide a different operating environment and therefore different audit and control issues arise. This paper discusses the roles and concerns of a range of stakeholders and suggests that the control mechanisms might be failing, or might not be adequately policed in practice. A number of examples are provided where the manner in which controls are put in place do not operate effectively, or where there may be control loops that are open-ended. For each of the stakeholder groups that are identified, an account is given of the use to which the Internet is put and where regulation currently exists or may be desirable.
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||audit, control, Internet, learning|
|Subjects:||Social Sciences > Law|
Social Sciences > Education
|Group:||Student and Academic Services > Centre for Academic Practice|
|Deposited By:||Ms MJ Bowden|
|Deposited On:||26 May 2007|
|Last Modified:||07 Mar 2013 14:40|
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