Indian Journal of Open Learning (ISSN: 0971-2690), Vol 27, No 2 (2018)

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ODL for Life Long Learning: Insiders’ Perspective

NISHA SINGH, K. GOWTHAMAN, ASHISH KUMAR AWADHIYA, ANSHU MIGLAN, GAYATRI KANSAL

Abstract


ODL provides the learners more access to higher education with its flexible approach, wider choice of courses, qualitative instructional methods and cost effectiveness. The advent of ICT has added the e-learning aspect to ODL as well. The open and distance system has reached a phase wherein it is important to look inwards, to understand the system comprehensively for its growth and development. This introspection of the system can be done more appropriately by the members who are making use of the system.

Therefore, an attempt has been made to study the practitioners’ perspective on (i) the role of open and distance learning (ODL) in higher education; (ii) the role of ICT in ODL, and (iii) online education MOOCs. A questionnaire developed by the researchers and validated by experts was used for this study. The questionnaire was administered online to 700 practitioners. However, only 274 practitioners responded to the questionnaire. The responses obtained have been analyzed and discussed.


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