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ERIC Number: EJ1005841
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 24
ISSN: ISSN-1528-3518
Effects of Staff Training and Development on Professional Abilities of University Teachers in Distance Learning Systems
Khan, Shahinshah Babar; Chishti, Saeed-ul-Hasan
Quarterly Review of Distance Education, v13 n2 p87-94 2012
Quality education may be termed as the primary way that leads to development of nations and can play an exclusive role in maintaining the standards of education. It is understood that using conventional teaching methods, desired products cannot be achieved; making the need for modern approaches to be evolved for sound qualitative work. The target of quality education can be achieved once the quality of teachers may be enhanced because quality in education is heavily linked with the quality of teachers and their quality of teaching (Zaki, 2006). Competence is a fundamental element for delivering quality education and the teacher is a primary agent for imparting quality education. Higher education can work best only if there is quality in its research work, and there is a direct relationship between the research work at higher education and the product of higher education for the served. Quality in research work of students depends on the teacher's guidance as well as competence. Staff training and development is a tool for generating competence among research supervisors/university teachers--which, in turn, will have an impact on the quality in research work of students/supervisees. By using staff training and development, teachers' teaching methods, concepts, and new knowledge in the fields can be enhanced, which ultimately affects the students' work. Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU) offers education from certificate level to PhD level through distance education. At MPhil and PhD level, research work is a compulsory component like other conventional and distance education universities globally. AIOU arranges staff development workshops for its teachers regularly. The objectives of the study were: (1) To find the opinion of the faculty members of AIOU about the learning of ICT's in staff training and development programs and its impact on research work and; (2) To find the opinion of the teachers about the effects of staff training and development on their teaching methods, material development and content knowledge. The sample for the study was based on the faculty members of AIOU. A questionnaire was developed for determining the opinion of faculty members about the effects of staff training and development on learning of ICT and its use for research work and on teaching methods, material development and content knowledge. (Contains 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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