Learners’ Perception towards Self-Learning Materials of an IGNOU programme offered in Uttarakhand

  • Richa Sachan Banaras Hindu University
  • Gyanendra Sharma Govind Ballabh Pant University of Agriculture and Technology
  • A.K. Singh Banaras Hindu University
Keywords: Indira Gandhi National Open University, Distance learning, Students’ perception, Women empowerment, Course materials

Abstract

Distance Education is a mode of teaching and learning using modern technology so that teachers and students do not have to be in the same place or at the same time. With the growth of distance learning programmes, the system as well as the structure and presentation of the course materials has led to a growing interest in learning among adult learners and in continuing the pursuit of their educational goals. This paper discerns the effectiveness of distance learning material as perceived by the distance learners. The outcomes are derived from the filled-in questionnaires received from students of the ‘Diploma in Women’s Empowerment and Development (DWED)’ programme offered by Indira Gandhi National Open University through its Dehradun Regional Centre. The data collected was analysed using statistical techniques such as frequency distribution, percentage, mean, standard deviation and Karl Pearson’s Coefficient of
Correlation. The study helps in understanding the gaps between course material designing and students’ learning in distance education. 

Author Biographies

Richa Sachan, Banaras Hindu University

Department of Extension Education, Institute of Agricultural Sciences, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh 221005, India. 

Gyanendra Sharma, Govind Ballabh Pant University of Agriculture and Technology

Professor, Department of Agricultural Extension and Communication, College of Agriculture, Govind Ballabh Pant University of Agriculture and Technology (GBPUAT), Pantnagar, Udham Singh Nagar, Uttarakhand 263145, India

A.K. Singh, Banaras Hindu University

Professor, Department of Extension Education, Institute of Agricultural Sciences, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh 221005, India

Published
2020-07-06