ERIC Number: ED445578
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Oct
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)
Descriptors: Computer Mediated Communication, Curriculum Development, Distance Education, Educational Technology, Evaluation Criteria, Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Independent Study, Information Technology, Multimedia Instruction, Nontraditional Students, Program Design, Program Development, Program Evaluation, Self Evaluation (Individuals), Student Evaluation, Telecommunications
Distance Education Council, Indira Gandhi National Open University, K-76 Hauz Khas, New Delhi-110016, India. Tel: 011-6569668; Fax: 011-6861340; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Indira Gandhi National Open University, New Delhi (India). Distance Education Council.
Identifiers - Location: India