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ERIC Number: ED501099
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Apr
Pages: 6
Abstractor: Author
Enhancing Distant Learning through Email Communication: A Case of BOU
Rahman, K. M. Rezanur; Anwar, Sadat; Numan, Sharker Md.
Online Submission, Turkish Online Journal of Distance Education--TOJDE v9 n2 p180-185 Apr 2008
Today computer has replaced all means of traditional communication significantly. Many distant learning tools claim to be interactive, but few can offer two-way communication. Email is the most popular means of communication medium now-a-days. Therefore, it may be used as an educational tool for learning. In present socioeconomic condition of Bangladesh, learners can afford computer, cell phone and Internet. We took this opportunity to investigate the prospective use of these tools for distant learning. The present survey has been carried out to understand the present status of Internet knowledge among the learners and their views for possible introduction of e-mail communication as supporting tool for learning. BOU's available infrastructural facilities for providing Internet support have been investigated. Furthermore, possible solutions have been pointed out to provide e-mail facility to the learner in a cost effective way. (Contains 4 tables.)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A