ICTs for Teaching and Learning in ODL – A Study Dr.V.Santosh Reddy Joint Director (Student Services) Dr.B.R.Ambedkar Open University Hyderabad,A.P.,India
ICTs improveo the Quality of teaching and learning processeso the performance of learnerso the professional educationo the training of teacherso The quality of self-instructional materials
Open Distance Learningo Open access to education for who missed the conventional educationo Free learners from constraints of time and placeo Offer flexible learning opportunitieso For individuals and group of learnerso Ensure cost effectiveness in imparting educationo Uses ICTs for teaching and learningo Democratisation of higher educationo Openness –age, gender, location,caste,creed,admission, learning, completion
ICTs in Educationo Dissemination of knowledge – socially, economically, educationally deprived sections, geographically dispersed, differently abled, gender wise groups of people.o Features of ICTs (A.W.Bates,1995) o Availability (Accessibility) o Cost effectiveness o Teaching function o Interactivity o Organisational priorities and preparedness o Novelty o Speed
BRAOU Profileo First Open University in Indiao Estd.by an Act of State Legislature on 26th August, 1982o Renamed as Dr.B.R.Ambedkar Open University in 1991.o Education for Allo Undergraduate, Postgraduate, Postgraduate diplomas, professional, Certificate and Research Programmes
o 23 Regional Coordination Centres (RCCs)o 219 Study Centreso Three tier Student Support Services o Student Services Branch (HQ) o Regional Coordination Centres (RCCs) o Study Centreso Mega University-Student enrolment:1,81,988 (2010-11)o Programmes on offer ……………. 65o Academic Counsellors …………….. 6,350
ICTs in BRAOUo Radio lessonso Television lessonso Audio lessonso Video lessonso Teleconferences(TV)o SMSs through Mobile phones
Conclusiono Print medium is Primary mediumo ICTs are supplementary mediao Radio lessons, Television lessons and Teleconferences are popularo ICTs are mostly not accessible at study centresoICTs are useful to learners who have access to themo Lack of physical infrastructure and technical manpower at study centreso Feedback from learners, academic counsellors and study centre coordinators is necessary for better utilisation of ICTso Relevant ICTs viz. video on demand, online learning, video conference through computers, e-learning packages, website with all education resources etc.