ERIC Number: ED310269
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989
Reference Count: N/A
Handbook for Designing and Writing Distance Education Materials.
Gachuhi, D., Ed.; Matiru, B., Ed.
Developed from a series of workshops in Kenya, this handbook offers practical guidance for those creating printed distance education materials for African students. The introduction describes the workshops and a short section explains how to use the handbook. Twelve units appear on the following topics: (1) overview of distance education; (2) distance education systems and subsystems; (3) learner characteristics; (4) writing objectives; (5) writing to be read and understood; (6) active learning; (7) developing a format for writing; (8) the role of visualization in distance education materials; (9) the editorial process; (10) practical aspects of pretesting distance education materials; (11) the printing process; and (12) a summary of course development from planning to printing. Units start with advance organizers for the unit and typically include in-text questions to think about, self-tests (answers appear at the back of the document), checklists, and writing assignments. Important points are marked for the reader. The document includes an 18-item bibliography. (CML)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: German Foundation for International Development, Bonn (West Germany), Education, Science and Documentation Div.
Authoring Institution: Nairobi Univ. (Kenya).
Identifiers - Location: Africa