A Study of Problems of Women Learners towards Distance Learning
The present study was undertaken to measure the socio economic status, and problems of women learners towards distance learning. A questionnaire was administered to 120 students of Meerut region to get an idea of their socio-economic status and the problems faced by women distance learners. The findings revealed that better socio-economic status facilitates distance learners and women learners faced problems in the personal, the academic and at the Institutional levels in distance education. Significant differences were found between the Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) and Swami Vivekanand Subharti University (SVSU) students among the top ranking problems. The t-value for the following statements (i) feeling isolated without peer group (ii) lack of emotional
support (iii) lack of proper study skills (iv) lack of self confidence (v) evaluated assignment responses are not received before the examination (vi) the study centre does not have support facilities (vii) the course materials are not received in time. The study revealed that The SVSU students faced more problems than IGNOU students. due to lack of emotional support, study skills, and self confidence. Evaluated assignment responses are not received before the examination, the study centre does not have facilities. The course materials are not received in time. But, IGNOU students face more problems of isolation without peer group interaction than the SVSU students.