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The paper discusses the genesis and concept of TQM, reviews the application and benefits of TQM in educational institutions, presents a strategic model for implementing TQM in ODL institutions, and a few guidelines for its successful implementation. To operationalise this concept in educational institutes a number of implementation models and strategies have been developed.  
Author:
Nayantara Padhi  
Publication Year:
2005 
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In ODL system, counselling plays a very significant role in enhancing the effectiveness of ODL institutions. Inspite of spending a huge amount of money on counselling, its effectiveness is very poor in rural part of India which warrants various issues regarding counselling in ODL system. In this perspective a study has been conducted by U.P. Rajarshi Tandon Open University (UPRTOU) to know the various methods for providing information to students about counselling sessions;.... 
Author:
Prof  Kedar Nath Singh Yadava  
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The paper focuses on the quality aspect of the B.Ed. programme offered by Distance Education mode and self-financed mode. It examines learners’ preference for Distance Education mode of IGNOU vs the self-financed B.Ed. programme. It also examines the views of changing scene of government financed B.Ed. education to self-financed B.Ed. education (both conventional mode). The paper attempts to determine the views of learners of both the modes vis-à-vis the quality aspect.  
Author:
Avani Trivedi  
Publication Year:
2005 
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In India, a number of national level institutions are digitising their own information resources and some rare items. The distance and open learners should not be confined into the study materials provided to them and can explore the universe of knowledge through the digital libraries available today. This paper explores the digital libraries projects and initiatives in India that can be helpful to the distant and open learners. 
Author:
Anup Kumar Das , Prof.   B.K. Sen , Dr.  Chaitali Dutta  
Publication Year:
2005 
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This book is an in-depth study of the National Open School (NOS) in India. NOS is India's most comprehensive distance education programme at the secondary level, and enrols students from all over the country. The book concludes with an examination of issues and perspectives for the future, challenges to be met and pitfalls to be avoided. 
Author:
K. Sujatha  
Publication Year:
2002 
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This paper focuses on the working of distance education at various levels for social sciences, science and technology. It aims to study distance education centres in India and worldwide and its developments, to study the expansion of IGNOU in the world, and to study the dynamic role of distance education in social development, dissemination of new knowledge of human progress and human motivation. 
Author:
Syamala Moka  
Publication Year:
2005 
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Education and development go hand in hand. There is enough evidence to support a high correlation between educational levels and rates of social and economic development. Besides alleviating poverty, promoting social well-being and reducing income disparity, education is a basic ‘investment’ necessary to improve the overall quality of life and equitable nation building. 
Author:
Ajit KumarS.N.P Singh  
Publication Year:
2005 
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Distance education has come a long way since its inception and has gained momentum in the recent years. It is the need of the hour that the Universities/Institutes offering distance education should have a sound strategy so as to develop competitive advantage over its competitors. This paper attempts to present an overview of the problems of distance education and formulate a strategy to overcome the problems and develop competitive advantage.  
Author:
Neeti Agrawal  
Publication Year:
2005 
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The phenomenal growth of distance and open learning systems all over the world has drastically changed the educational scenario everywhere today. The conventional notions about teaching-learning are being replaced very fast by new ideas and strategies, thanks to the revolutionary changes continuously taking place in the media and communication. 
Author:
P. R. RAMANUJAM  
Publication Year:
2001 
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Radio Technology was first developed during the late nineteenth century and came into popular usage during the early twentieth century. Though sometimes overshadowed by television, radio represents a medium capable of reaching a wide geographic audience at a low production cost with proven educational results (Couch, 1997). Studies by the U.K. Open University have demonstrated that radio has a greater value for weak students who benefit from radio as a supplementary learning tool (Tripp & Roby). 
Author:
Prof.  R V Vyas , Dr.  R C SharmaAshwini Kumar  
Publication Year:
2002 
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Television constitues an important medium widely used to disseminate information to its viewers. It has the unique feature of combining audio and visual technology, and thus considered to be more effective than audio media. It serves multiple purposes of entertainment, information and education. Besides performing motivational function it helps in providing discovery learning and cognitive development of its viewers. 
Author:
Prof.  R V Vyas , Dr.  R C SharmaAshwini Kumar  
Publication Year:
2002 
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Changes in society present new challenges for technical education. During the past twenty or thirty years, our society has developed and changed drastically. Along with the increase in the welfare of our society, new needs have arisen. People's values have changed. Values have become softer and more humane. Youths no longer study just to get a good profession that would guarantee a good and secure life.  
Author:
Jayantee Mukherjee Saha  
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The purpose of this paper is to discuss the kinds of linkages established at different levels by NIOS along with a description of the components involved, and a discussion of the implications for change in other Open schooling institutions. Networking initiatives of NIOS will facilitate wide-scale promotion of open schooling, information and research sharing, and discussion of regional and international issues. 
Author:
Sandhya Kumar  
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The paper analyses the implications of GATS for ODL by examining various aspects such as the relative value of removing knowledge from the realm of public domain and considering it as a commodity, the impending Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) regime that is potential to make information dearer to the already disadvantaged societies and the fostering of collaboration or competition among institutions. 
Author:
S. SavithriK. Murugan  
Publication Year:
2005 
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This paper discusses the implications of information and communication technology in distance education. It outlines the challenges and moral issues in access to information communication technology with reference to distance education. It also deals with globalization issues in distance education and its positive and negative impact with reference to developing countries. 
Author:
I. Sundar  
Publication Year:
2005 
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By referring to various techniques employed by universities and institutions and the moderntechnologies available, this study recommends a different model of correspondence scheme for suchgroups. This will help in reducing the dropouts and enable the field man to truly dream of aqualification and a subsequent job. The various techniques recommended are: Mobile counselling andassessment, central counselling and direct role by Universities, reliance on powerful HAM & RADIOequipment for counselling 
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COMMANDER  PRADEEP KUMAR PADHY  
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Distance education started in India in 1962, though training on distance education received its due place only after the establishment of the Indira Gandhi National Open University in 1985. A Division of Distance Education (DDE) was established in 1986 to develop appropriate human resources to take up required functions in academic, administrative and technical tasks in distance education. This chapter will discuss the developments relating to only academic staff development in DE. 
Author:
Prof.  Santosh PandaSanjaya MishraC.R.K. Murthy  
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This paper will attempt a critical reading of educational policies and practices related to ICT adoption in higher education in India, in the context of contemporary debates about the ‘information society’. A meta-analysis of the relevant literature will reveal the alarmist rhetoric, nebulous objectives and technological determinism that characterize the discourse surrounding the positioning of ICTs in distance education. .... 
Author:
Seema Suri  
Publication Year:
2007 
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Quality has been a central issue for researchers in the field of education for quite some years now. The shift has been observed as qualiThe growth of the TQM phenomenon in Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) has been radical in the last part of the twentieth century. ty to quality assurance and now it is Total Quality Management (TQM). Still the application of TQM in Distance Education Institutions is questionable and the implementation rate is very negligible in comparison to other sectors. 
Author:
Nayantara Padhi  
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The aim of this paper is to review the existing pattern of student support in IGNOU, particularly academic counselling and assignment feedback to learners and suggest some improvements in the academic support, keeping in view the overall vision and aim of reaching the unreached and democratisation of higher education. This paper is based on experiential factors. 
Author:
Kalpana Gupte  
Publication Year:
2005 
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An effective model for addressing the benchmarks of quality online learning and utilizing the versatility of the web can be found in Problem-Based Learning (PBL). Various stages of PBL, roles and stakeholders, resources, types of interactions possible and the products of the learning process for evaluation (learner portfolio) are discussed. 
Author:
Thomas Uzhuvath  
Publication Year:
2005 
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Computer Mediated Communication (CMC) helps in promoting learning opportunities by creating “learning space.” This paper attempts at finding out effective strategies to provide such space in language learning at the tertiary level. This can be considered a healthy supplement for face to face classroom teaching as it starts at the basic level of instilling confidence, socialisation and removing fear from the learners. 
Author:
P. Aruna Devi  
Publication Year:
2005 
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Success is very necessary and essential for “Every Learner” enrolled in an ODL system, if we truly want to generate an educated -“ Learned Man power “ in a developing nation like ours. A paradigm shift in strategy to realize this mission in an ODL system is presented in this work. To begin with an “unconventional approach” to empower every learner with “elements of education “ are presented using the ACCRONYM approach. The following words are used to drive-in the basic information....... 
Author:
B.S. Sudhindra  
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Success is very necessary and essential for “Every Learner” enrolled in an ODL system, if we truly want to generate an educated -“ Learned Man power “ in a developing nation like ours. A paradigm shift in strategy to realize this mission in an ODL system is presented in this work. To begin with an “unconventional approach” to empower every learner with “elements of education “ are presented using the ACCRONYM approach.  
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Prof. Dr.   SUDHINDRA B.S  
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In a knowledge economy, the significance of knowledge and education is universally acknowledged. Economic competitiveness and prosperity of a country depends upon the strides made in the field of Education and training. The conventional system is not able to cope with the increased demand for training, education and updating knowledge. Distance learning has emerged as a viable option for lifelong learning and as a means for human resource development in the country. 
Author:
Manorama TripathiV K J Jeevan  
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In the 14th SAARC submit at Delhi, it was decided that SAARC University will be set-up in New Delhi.. Since the ever-growing needs of these countries for higher education cannot be met with conventional system of higher education and moreover meagre financial resources and limited academic and technical expertise of these countries; further highlight the importance of DE for South Asia. Present study is an attempt to bring-out the model of an apex body, which can act as a nucleus of DE for SAARC 
Author:
Dr  Kulwant Rana  
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Distance education is an essential and growing trend in India. Reaching a participant at any remote location in the country to impart knowledge is the goal for such initiatives. Models that use technology to transmit multimedia content in a scalable and cost effective manner are required to achieve this goal. Several network options are available to efficiently disseminate the size intensive multimedia files. 
Author:
Saraswathi KrithivasanSridhar Iyer  
Publication Year:
2005 
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In this chapter, we describe briefly some of the course development models generally used by DTIs, and concentrate more on analysis of some of the selected models of material development in the distance education system in India - dual-mode university Distance Education Institutes (DEIs), State Open Universities (SOUs), and the National Open University - which is the second largest system of open learning in the world. 
Author:
Prof.   Santosh Panda , Prof.  Suresh Garg  
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Education is now no longer seen as some thing you just have a dose when you are young rather its regular doses are required throughout our life. In the fast changing competitive world education has become a freely traded commodity. Today's higher education and universities are becoming more like a corporation or a company. One thing the universities should learn from the corporations is running training courses. A research study on Staff Training is therefore need of the hour.  
Author:
Professor M.K.Ghadoliya  
Publication Year:
2006 
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Assignments form an important tool of two-way communication between distance learner and distance teacher in the open and distance learning system. Assignments are designed to provide learning support to learners, help them maximise their potential, assess their progress, evaluate their performance and enable them to apply the knowledge and skills acquired from the course material, tutor comments, explanations and suggestions. 
Author:
Pity Koul  
Publication Year:
2005 
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Learner support, the assistance and guidance that students are offered have often been an overlooked component in distance education system. Learner support is important for many reasons as it can enhance enrollment, decrease dropout and contribute to academic success. Recently however, learner support has gained more attention and interest among distance educators. 
Author:
Dhaneswar Harichandan  
Publication Year:
2005 
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Self-instructional learning material for laboratory based topics/subjects is still a far cry. Most of the Computer Assisted Learning (CAL) packages are demo type, a passive approach. An Interactive Computer Assisted Learning (ICAL) package based on a Learning Strategy is being developed by YCMOU, Nashik. The prime objective of this exercise is to involve the learner in active learning rather than passive viewing and listening. This paper describes the attempt and discusses the outcomes.  
Author:
Vasant G. WaghMadan M. MatsagarMadhav G. Gaikwad  
Publication Year:
2005 
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In the past twenty years, the use of ICT has radically changed the practices and procedures of virtually all forms of endeavour inside business and governance. Contemporary ICT such as Enterprise Resource Planning System has been playing a very significant part in catering to the larger sections of the society. The present paper talks about crosscutting issues of ERP system and its impact in ODL System. 
Author:
Subodh Kesharwani  
Publication Year:
2005 
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.. Quality assurance has been given a greatest significance by ODL system as well. The paper brings out the parameters set in by Karnataka State Open University for the quality assurance in respect of academic programmes. Further a clear cut strategy will also be suggested to provide best quality in the academic programmes as expected by the stake holders. 
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Prof. Dr.  JAGADEESHA  
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Distance Education System uses ‘counseling’ in place of ‘teaching’ to impart its various educational programs. Although the self-instructional material along with audio-video support is provided, one cannot eliminate the need of “human support” in distance education. In this research paper, only the part of the evaluation-study of this innovative program is discussed, which examines the study in relation to the counselors’ views for quality betterment of the programme. 
Author:
Rucha GujarAshwin Sonone  
Publication Year:
2005 
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This paper is an attempt to scrutinise the various components and processes of a typical distance education set-up vis-à-vis certain quality parameters. Quality, undoubtedly, has become today the buzzword for all higher education providers across the globe. This paper is a serious attempt at asking introspective questions and appealing to our own sense of honesty to answer them candidly and objectively. 
Author:
Anuradha Deshmukh  
Publication Year:
2005 
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This paper sets against the backdrop of the emerging education, scenario in the knowledge era and finds out how learners of an Open University system prefer focus of the university’s programmes and policies. It argues that the relationship view of marketing can help distance-learning institutions in maintaining their customer base and also turning them into advocators by creating a sustainable relationship with them. It presents results of the short study of the students of VMOU ..... 
Author:
Dr  Dinesh K. Gupta  
Publication Year:
2007 
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This paper examines the role ‘reflection’ plays in continuing professional development (CPD), and draws implications for online professional development. While doing so, online CPD is related to individual cognitive structure, community of professional practice, online collaboration, and the cultural contexts of practitioners. 
Author:
SANTOSH PANDA  
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This paper examines some crucial issues on ‘research as professional development’ in distance education (viz. systemic versus discipline research, identity and learning, scaffolding and mentoring in researching at a distance, role of incentives in distance education research, and research training) for further critical reflection and for setting up an agenda for implementation and follow-up of institutional and collaborative research at a distance. 
Author:
Prof.  SANTOSH PANDA  
Publication Year:
2005 
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Over the years tremendous developments have been witnessed in the field of education in general and in particular Open and Distance Education. This facilitated continuous experiments and innovations in the field of ODE. This has further resulted in explosive growth of Open and Distance Learning (ODL) institutions and their scale of operations. The system is innovative and facilitative to the learners so as to create a wide range of new learning opportunities and innovative teaching – learning 
Author:
Prof. Dr.  K.Parameswara Rao  
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Six Sigma is one such powerful tool which is widely used in industrial and service organisations to enhance quality and to reduce costs. Six Sigma is a breakthrough management strategy which is revolutionising the world’s top companies with proven results of success. This paper is a modest attempt to understand Six Sigma in the context of distance education. The paper explains the what, why and how of Six-Sigma which can play an important role in DE.  
Author:
Laxma Reddy GaddamSreedhar Amancha  
Publication Year:
2005 
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The earliest attempts in the area of staff-development of Distance Education associated with the beginning of the Open University, U.K. during the early 1970s, and a relatively recent attempt was made at the Indira Gandhi National Open University, India, in 1987.  
Author:
Mujibul Hasan Siddiqui  
Publication Year:
2005 
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Present study deals with training and development strategies in IT service industry in Kolkata region. This study highlighted present trends and common practices in training and development activities in specific and in human resources management in general. InfoTech sector is a thrust area of economic development in developing economies, like in India. Government and private joint initiatives make this sector a sunshine industry sector. 
Author:
Mr  Anup Kumar Das  
Publication Year:
2005 
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This paper aims to review the global and regional trends of ODL in global environment, the challenges, opportunities and pattern of collaboration and networking in the field of higher education. The implication of this study is to identify the strategy considerations in national and international collaboration and networking to make the best use of available distance learning technologies in India by Higher Education institutions.  
Author:
P. Vijayalakshmi Pandit  
Publication Year:
2005 
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An attempt is being made to develop and implement a virtual class room concept for select topics in Numerical Methods. An interactive class room simulation with graphical animation and self evaluation are basic components of the Interactive Computer Assisted Learning (ICAL) package. It is based on Audio-Vision concept (Gaikwad et. al. 1994) implemented at YCM Open University, Nashik. This paper discusses results of this study on postgraduate students of Electronic Science. 
Author:
Madan B. MatsagarVasant G. WaghMadhav G. Gaikwad  
Publication Year:
2005 
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Energy management is now considered to be a vital issue for the economic development of the country. Thus improvement of energy efficiency and conservation of energy is co-related to optimum availability of energy to meet rapid growth of demand. This paper deals with the objective of the collaborative programme in distance education.The central theme of this paper is application of the concept of distance education in the field of sustained growth of energy efficiency and conservation measures. 
Author:
Nirmalendunath Ghosh  
Publication Year:
2005 
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A nationwide survey was conducted to look into the teacher education programme offered through distance education mode in India Universities. There are more than 300 Universities out of which 106 universities are having Distance Education Institute including 12 Open Universities in the country. At present there are only 11 institutes/universities (roughly 10% of the total Distance Education Institutes / Open Universities) offering teacher education program through distance education mode. 
Author:
Dr.  Dhaneswar Harichandan  
Publication Year:
2005 
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Distance learning is a necessary programme for any thriving and expanding university the world over. Aside from being a vital gateway to higher education for students whose locations are far from the intended university, it is also a business industry for the university concerned which markets its programmes via distance learning to the clients i.e. students.  
Author:
Kolayamparampath MADHAVAN  
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The vision of former president of India Sri. APJ Abdul Kalam to achieve stable economic growth and sustenance economic growth will come true only when development takes place all-round. Higher education also contributes significant share for targeted growth rate. The distance education caters to the need of underprivileged, disabled and such other clienteles world over. 13 Open Universities in India have accorded thrust on quality in their teaching-learning mechanism… 
Author:
Prof  Jagadeesha , Mr  M. Mahadevaiah  
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Indian system of education is one of the largest and most difficult to manage in comparison to many such large systems in the world. Starting from 17 universities and above 400 colleges at the time of independence, India today has 329 universities, nearly 16,885 colleges (including 1798 women’s colleges), and over 10 million students, nearly 0.45 million teachers and one of the largest higher education systems in the world (GoI, 2005). 
Author:
Santosh PandaV. VenkaiahSuresh GargChambi Puranik  
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51. Title:
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..The importance of bringing (ICT) like e-post, blogs, moblogging, wikis, chat rooms and whiteboards into distance learning system and how it is feasible in Indian open universities, where the scenario of open universities speak of lesser use of such technologies. The learning community does not get the necessary information due to lack of interactive communication technologies. But the use of blended fashion in ODL systems in Indian universities can make a huge difference.. 
Author:
Professor  Y Aijaz Ahmed  
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The Open and Distance Education (ODE) System is catering to 25% of the total students registered for higher education in the Indian sub-continent. This share is increasing year after year keeping in view the limited resources available with the conventional education system. At the same time, foreign universities stepping in India also increase the expectation level of the students and put the Indian ODE System at the competitive edge.  
Author:
Dr.  S K Pulist  
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Mobile phone can be used by the tutor to clarify academic doubts, give clarifications on assignments or preparation for an examination. ODL students have frequent needs for information from their institutions about timetable; due dates for assignment submission and examination fee, feedback from their tutors, and any such information. Nearly all the student’s carry this sophisticated communication device, mobile phone, which can be effectively used in their life... 
Author:
Dr  Cherla Raja Mouli , Dr  B.R.Ambedkar  
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ESOL (ENGLISH FOR SPEAKERS OF OTHER LANGUAGE) is a field gaining immense importance in the U.K. due to the high influx of immigrant workers and asylum seekers, from all over the world. The aim of this paper is to explore the benefits, pedagogical considerations and barriers to using e-learning in the teaching and learning of ESOL. It explores the impact of using e-learning in teaching and learning of ESOL in the U.K. 
Author:
Priya Suresh  
Publication Year:
2005 
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IGNOU’s mandate is to reach out to learners by adopting a mix of means − electronic, conventional and innovative. This paper attempts to look at the responses received from learners and other participants in the teaching-learning process so that fund and resource (manpower, financial, infrastructure) allocation in our outreach endeavour could be optimised and rationalised. 
Author:
Sunaina KumarMadhulika KaushikUsha Chander  
Publication Year:
2005 
56. Title:
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As popularity of e-learning increases , the necessity of privacy and security gain importance. For example for writing online exams , the paper will be available in secured form. By proper mechanism only this secured paper will be available to the student. Though there are different modes of providing security, it is generally agreed that the most powerful tool in providing computer security is encryption. 
Author:
A.V.N.KRISHNA  
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Since 1998 IGNOU has introduced virtual education, with a few academic programmes pertaining to Computer and Information Sciences in two phases. In order to assess the 'Virtual Campus' initiative a study was initiated by the researchers in the year 2000. The findings of which have been discussed in this paper. Also background information about the trends in the development and delivery of academic programmes through Virtual Campus at IGNOU have been explained. 
Author:
Dr.  V. Venugopal REDDY , Dr.  Manjulika SRIVASTAVA  
Publication Year:
2001 
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This paper proposes an agent-based approach to assess the performance of the students based on several dimensions and inform them regarding their status. The visualization provided through polar graphs motivates the students to know their performance in each of a variety of assessment schemes. In turn, this helps students to take necessary steps to improve their knowledge and skills. 
Author:
S.R. Balasundaram , Dr.  B. Ramadoss  
Publication Year:
2005 
59. Title:
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This paper discusses skills which an online or a distance learning student may possess as well as different cognitive/meta-cognitive learning strategies, and sources of motivation in relation to online computer programmes offered by Indira Gandhi National Open University. These programmes are Bachelor’s of Information Technology and Advanced Diploma in Information Technology. The purpose of this paper is to profile successful online learners studying these programmes. 
Author:
Ramesh C. SharmaMasood Parveez  
Publication Year:
2005 


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