Organizing Learning Experiences in Distance Education

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  • 1. Organizing Learning Experiences in Distance Education Sanjaya Mishra, PhD Reader in Distance Education
  • 2. What is Distance Education?
    • Technology mediated teaching and learning
    • Quasi-permanent absence of teacher
    • Quasi-permanent absence of learning peer group
    • Industrialized form of teaching and learning signifying division of labour
    • Presence of an Institution to organize learning experiences
    • Teacher is in-built into the text (self-learning)
  • 3. Learning Experiences in Distance Education
    • Self learning from various media
    • Participation in Counselling sessions
    • Participation in Interactive TV and Radio sessions
    • Discussion with peer groups
    • Working on Assignments, Projects, Practicals, etc.
    • Is it comparable to F2F experience?
  • 4. Who Organizes Learning Experiences in Distance Education?
    • A Priori model in Distance Education
    • Teacher-centred model in F2F education
    • Curriculum designers and developers
    • Course writers
    • Also Counsellors
    • Learner-centred model designed A Priori
    • Teacher has little control over the implementation
  • 5. Self Learning Materials
    • Use of advance organizers
    • Use of activities to promote active learning
    • Use of Illustrations, graphics to provide near real experiences
    • Engaging learning material to promote critical thinking and reflection
  • 6. Working on Assignments, Projects, Practicals
    • Give the confidence to demonstrate the achievement of learning
    • Provide opportunity to the learner to practice important content
    • Develop skills related to problem solving and other pychommotor objectives
  • 7. Interactive TV and Radio
    • Brings in Experts and learners together
    • Provides an opportunity to clarify doubts in study materials
    • Can be organized using different techniques (Use of audio clips, use of video clips, use of online experts though Internet and satellite)
    • Can show live events leading to discussion
    • Laboratory experiments can be organized live for demonstration
  • 8. Organizing Counselling Session
    • Not a lecture session
    • But a Problems solving session
    • Can use variety of small group teaching techniques
    • Bring and use individual experiences to construct knowledge in a group
    • Allow learners to share their learning with others
    • Develop self-help groups
  • 9. Questions & Comments
    • My sincere thanks to SOE, EMPC, RCs and all students.