Technology Induced Innovation in Teaching and Leaning System of Bangladesh Open University: A Shift of Paradigm

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2016-11
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Hossian, Khondoker M
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Commonwealth of Learning (COL) and Open University Malaysia (OUM)
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This paper examines how Bangladesh Open University (BOU) – the only open and distance learning provider in Bangladesh has shifted its ODL system by using technology oriented innovative programmes. The study assesses how the ICT oriented learning management system helping BOU to change the paradigm in the context of teaching and learning through ICT. In analyzing the technology oriented educational system, the study examines the role of interactive virtual system in introducing and expediting the effective teaching and learning of ODL The study indicates whether the self-learning materials (SLMs), BOU Tube, BOU Facebook, Twitter, and Video Conferencing Facilities etc. provide easy access and affordability to the teaching and learning of ODL. The paper highlights how BOU has introduced innovative technologies in its different academic programmes. It further analyzes the implications of recently introduced Enterprise Resource Planning through comprehensive university management software. Moreover, it assess the impacts of Commonwealth of Learning (COL) supported certain academic programmes with the introduction of certain innovative technologies. The study assess the effects of COL introduced self-assessment of the quality of BOU programmes under the COL-RIM project which is apparently based on dynamics technology oriented academic exercise. The study finally tries to recommend specific policy implications whether BOU management has been very effective in sustaining of all academic programmes, including the teachers and learners through ICT. // Paper ID 282
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Information and Communication Technology (ICT), Technology and Innovation, COL Review and Improvement Model (COL RIM), Open and Distance Learning (ODL)
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Bangladesh
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Asia
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