Access and success of distance learners through ICTs at School of Distance Learning and Continuing Education (SDLCE), Kakatiya University
Open and Distance Learning (ODL) represents an approach that focuses opening access to education and training through ICTs. The benefits of ODL are freeing learners from the constraints of time and place and offering flexible learning opportunities to individuals and groups of learners with the support of ICTs. // The conventional system of education in Warangal District of Andhra Pradesh has become inadequate to meet the growing demand for higher education due to its inbuilt constraints in admissions to the full-time courses on campus. In view of this, the Kakatiya University has established the School of Distance Learning and Continuing Education (SDLCE) in 1988 to meet this demand and to reduce the pressure on conventional system. // The aim of the SDLCE is to offer higher education programs through distance education mode, for the benefit of all those who had been deprived of the opportunity, for one reason or the other to enter the main stream education. The SDLCE follows the multi-mode system and provides printed course materials; technology based lessons to the learners and arranges limited face-to-face sessions through contact-cum-counseling sessions. The term technology based education/learning refers to systems of teaching and learning in which a technology other than the print has a major role (COL, 2000). This study focuses on ICTs delivery instructional system other than self-instructional materials that SDLCE is using.
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