How to control if the person do it entire online with the University? And the local agent just act as reseller. http://www.thestar.com.my/news/story.asp?file=/2005/9/2/nation/11929965&sec=nation Stricter control over e-learning KUALA LUMPUR: New guidelines will be formulated to regulate e-learning programmes to ensure Malaysia’s reputation as a centre of education is not tarnished. “E-learning is a type of distance learning; one that utilises ICT, so we need specific guidelines to regulate it,” Deputy Higher Education Minister Datuk Fu Ah Kiow said at the Fourth International Conference on e-Learning and Information yesterday. He said Malaysia had the potential to be a leading e-learning and distance learning provider, but a few errant providers were tarnishing the image. “There are no shortcuts for quality control, branding and providing perfect service except for the commitment from the providers. “This is important if we are to make Malaysia an education centre of excellence,” he said. “That is why the ministry is in the process of drawing up specific guidelines and procedures on e-learning and distance learning programmes,” Fu added. The ministry imposes strict guidelines on private institutions that want to provide distance learning programmes, including getting the approval of the National Accreditation Board. Fu said certain private universities and colleges were found to have placed misleading advertisements in the newspapers. “This confuses students. Probably, some parties are deliberate in not revealing clear and precise information to the students. If this is not stopped, their permits for distance learning programmes will be revoked,” he said.