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Indian Journal of Open Learning

1994 Volume 3, Number 1

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Number of articles: 10

  1. Staff Training for Distance Education Systems: Some Issues

    V.S. Prasad, Director, Centre for Staff Training and Development, Dr. B.K. Ambedkar Open University, Somajiguda, Hyderabad-500 482 (A.P.)

    Quality is one of the major concerns of Distance Education in India and other developing countries. However. to ensure quality certain prerequisites are to be met. Staff training is one of them.... More

    pp. 1-4

  2. Training for Rural Development Through Distance Education

    M. Aslam, Professor in Rural Development , School of Continuing Education , IGNOU

    Distance Education is entering new areas of training which conventional education has, at the best, been able to enter only in a limited way. One of the gods of distance education in the developing... More

    pp. 5-10

  3. The Status and Prospects of Counsellor Training: The IGNOU Experience

    K. Murugan, Lecturer in Distance Education, IGNOU Regional Centre , Madras

    Indira Gaudhi National Open University (IGNOU) has been aportioning a sizeable chunk of its resources for Student SupportServices. Besides the Regional Services Staff at the Headquarters, Regional ... More

    pp. 11-15

  4. Are Contact Sessions Necessary in Distance Education? A Feedback to IGNOU

    M.D. Ushadevi, Assitant Professor, Education Unit, Institute for Social and Economic Change, Banglore 560072

    Face-to-face contact sessions with Distance Leamers is accepted as a necessary strategy to overcome their social as well as the academic alienation. As an improvement upon the current practice of... More

    pp. 16-21

  5. Comparative Study on Adjustments between the Students in Distance Education and Regular Set-up

    Ravi Mahajan, Statistician, Dept. of Corr. Studies, Panjab University, Chandigarh

    Independent study has been recognised as one of the strengths of distance learning. But the other side of the coin should not be forgotten. The personal problems and difficulties of distance... More

    pp. 22-23

  6. Modasa Experiment: Distance Teaching Through Cable TV Network System

    Sohanvir Chaudhary, Reader, School of Education, Indira Gandhi National Open University, New Delhi-110068; Sham Behari, DECU/ISRO, Ahmedabad

    Developing countries may be suffering fro111 lack of advanced techuology for education. But they don't lag behind any country in using technology for entertainment. What is useful in the latter... More

    pp. 24-28

  7. Teleconferencing in Distance Education: IGNOU Experiment

    P.K. Sahoo, Reader, Institute of Education, Devi Ahilya Vishwavidyalaya, Indore M.P

    Teleconferencing is a well established strategy used for communications in the developed countries. In the developing countries it is yet to take off. The experiment conducted by ISRO - IGNOU has... More

    pp. 29-32

  8. Exploiting Experiential Teaching Practice through the Distance Mode

    Rachel Eapen & Julu Sen, Dept of Correspondence Course, CIEFL, Hyderabad-500007

    This paper looks ar trainee responses to teacher development programmes in laboratory and on-the-field situations, and gives evidence that teachers prefer home try-outs (through the distance mode) ... More

    pp. 33-40

  9. Funding of Distance Education : A Case Study of an Open University

    G. Srinivasacharyulu, Associate Professor, centre for Evaluation, Dr. B.R. Ambedkar Open University, Hyderabad - 500482; P. Ramaiah, Professor and Head, Department of Economics , Director, Centre for Evaluation, Dr. B.R. Ambedkar Open University, Hyderabad - 500482

    Funding Policies pertaining to distance education institutions in India are very complex. They have to be determined and rationalised after a careful study of a number of criteria In order to make ... More

    pp. 41-44

  10. Distance Education in India : The Dangers of Relying on Expediency and Measures to Maximise the Role of Distance Education in Human Resources Development

    A. Joseph, Director, Academic Staff College, Bharathidasan University, Tiruchirapalli-620 023; Raja Muthirulandi, Department of English, Periyar EVR College, Tiruchirapalli-620 024

    Distance Education means different things to different people, especially in Ule developing countries implementing it on a widerscale. Some in their overenthusiam tend to overemphasize the... More

    pp. 45-51