Organizing Learning Experiences in Distance Education

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Organizing Learning Experiences in Distance Education

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

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