ERIC Number: ED443350
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-Jul-3
Reference Count: N/A
Guidelines for Support to State Open Universities and Correspondence Course Institutes.
Indira Gandhi National Open University, New Delhi (India). Distance Education Council.
This report presents a comprehensive set of guidelines approved by the Distance Education Council (India) in July 1997 for funding open universities and correspondence course institutes and describes policies and programs to promote distance education through communication, industrial, and academic networks. The first section, which summarizes the recommendations, lists guiding principles for support of state open universities and correspondence course institutes, as well as similar guidelines for institutional and academic reforms, staff development, student support services, and computerization. Other sections of the report discuss major considerations and guidelines for the nurturing phase of distance education and outline future development plans and funding for state open universities and correspondence course initiatives. The discussion in these sections touches on guiding principles, academic and institutional reforms, infrastructure development, curriculum development, student services, staff development, technology support systems, performance review and assessment, and research and development. A final section discusses the relationship of the Distance Education Council vis-a-vis open universities and distance education institutions. Appended are copies of the Distance Education Council proposals for establishing state open universities and its action plan for upgrading correspondence courses to distance education. (SM)
Descriptors: Access to Education, Computer Mediated Communication, Computer Uses in Education, Correspondence Schools, Distance Education, Educational Change, Educational Finance, Educational Technology, Faculty Development, Financial Support, Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Internet, Networks, Nontraditional Education, Online Systems, Open Universities, Public Colleges, State Universities
Indira Gandhi National Open University, Distance Education Council, K-76 Hauz Khas, New Delhi 110016, India.
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Indira Gandhi National Open University, New Delhi (India). Distance Education Council.
Identifiers - Location: India