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The Management domain provides information about the different ways in which distance education is organized and administered. Different procedures may be appropriate in different types of organization.

The main organizational types are single mode institutions, dual mode institutions, mixed mode systems, consortia and projects. In all these, procedures will be needed for defining and reviewing institutional mission; for allocating human and financial resources among competing student demands and markets; for selecting, appointing, training and monitoring teachers; for recruiting, registering, and supervising students; for selecting and controlling the use of technologies; for controlling materials production systems; for managing budgets and finances. A planning system must be set up and maintained.

The Management domain also deals with issues of quality control and with cost analysis and cost effectiveness.

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