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ERIC Number: ED445578
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Oct
Pages: 29
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Guidelines for Design, Development and Delivery of Programmes/Courses through Distance Mode.
Prasad, V. S.; Rausaria, R. R.; Lele, Nalini A.; Bhushan, Bharat
These guidelines were developed by the Distance Education Council (India) to provide institutions with action guidelines for development and delivery of distance education programs; to provide a framework for the maintenance of standards and quality assurance; and to provide benchmarks for self assessment. The guidelines highlight three essential paradigms of distance education: learner centeredness, comprehensiveness of learning experiences, and interactivity. Sections of the report cover the following areas: distance education as a new paradigm; planning academic programs; teaching-learning design and curriculum design; program development strategy; self-instructional materials; maintenance and continuous reform; using electronic media and new communication technologies; production and copying of materials; student support services; timely delivery of services; student evaluation; institutional requirements; networking and sharing resources; monitoring and performance review; quality assurance; human resource development; and benchmarks for self-assessment. Appended is a glossary and a list of open universities and correspondence course institutions throughout India. (SM)
Distance Education Council, Indira Gandhi National Open University, K-76 Hauz Khas, New Delhi-110016, India. Tel: 011-6569668; Fax: 011-6861340; e-mail:
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Indira Gandhi National Open University, New Delhi (India). Distance Education Council.
Identifiers - Location: India