Estimation of Study Hours in Relation to Selected Courses in the PGDE Programme of the OUSL
Chandra Gunawardena, G. Dayalathalekamge, Open University of Sri Lanka, Sri Lanka
Indian Journal of Open Learning Volume 9, Number 2, ISSN 0971-2690 Publisher: Indira Gandhi National Open University
In distance education, the academic worth of courses and programmes of study are denoted by their credit rating. Yet the method of estimating the credit rating may differ from institution to institution and thus may not be an accurate representation of the work load that a distant learner is expected to shoulder. This article presents the findings of a research study conducted in the Open University of Sri Lanka to estimate the credit rating of selected courses in the Postgraduate Diploma in Education programme. The findings indicate that discrepancies that exist between expected and actualnumber ofhours devoted to study by students with differing background characteristics.
Gunawardena, C. & Dayalathalekamge, G. (2000). Estimation of Study Hours in Relation to Selected Courses in the PGDE Programme of the OUSL. Indian Journal of Open Learning, 9(2), 217-228. Indira Gandhi National Open University.