ERIC Number: ED177922
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Jun
Reference Count: 0
Correspondence Courses: A Guide for Authors of Course Units. A Report of Some Experiences and Practices at the Open University.
A guide for authors of correspondence course units is presented to aid staff and consultants who will develop a correspondence cum residential course in curriculum development at the Kenya Institute of Education. The guide is based on observations at the Open University at Milton Keynes. The following areas are considered: the contribution of consultants, the length and level of the correspondence text, objectives of the text, activities and self-assessment questions within the text, types of readings specified in correspondence texts, tutor marked assignments and final examinations, and stages of production of course units at the Open University. The following stages of production are described: synopsis, draft I, draft II, faculty editing, developmental testing, external assessment, draft III, faculty editing, and handover. Additional matters include galley proofs, deadlines, text references, copyright issues, illustrations, and format and style. (SW)
Descriptors: Authors, Consultants, Correspondence Study, Curriculum Development, Curriculum Guides, Foreign Countries, Guidelines, Higher Education, Publications, Textbook Content, Textbook Preparation
German Foundation for International Development, Education and Science Branch, Simrockstr. 1, 5300 Bonn, West Germany
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: German Foundation for International Development, Bonn (West Germany), Education, Science and Documentation Div.
Identifiers: Kenya; Open University (Great Britain)