A Study on Innovative Education Technology for delivering ODL in Bangladesh

Sharif, Shahabuddin
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This study attempts to discuss the innovative use and impact of electronic media for education technology in Bangladesh as the world is changing at a fast rate nowadays. A few decades ago people used radio, television, telephone and telegram as their latest communication technology. In a sense they had been the most important ways of mass communication as well as educational technology for distance education. Computer technology has changed education delivery system and the new technologies brought much innovation in delivering education through distance mode. This research considered the present teaching material in ODL, evaluated different recommended steps to be brought in delivering ODL. This initiative was taken as policy makers, experts and educationists have a feeling to provide more user friendly and effective ways to make this distance learning method more useful and to search innovation in education. Students should be given learning materials which are free, accessible and cost effective. This study also took learners’ advice how they would be benefitted in and how the innovative technologies will be helpful for women and rural people in Bangladesh. This research used the existing radio, television programmes and also used the narrow-casting educational video programmes by cable-operators as well cell phones spreading the educational contents of ODL targeting learners of SSC students from both rural and urban areas. The study was supported by existing popularity of ODL to disadvantages group of people and to women specially. Both quantitative and qualitative methods were employed to conduct the research on the students who are using cell phones and the narrow-casting educational video programmes. The recommendation covers material distribution, accessibility, cost, advantages and benefits of education technology to the learners It is expected that the findings of the research are very appropriate to media specialists, distance educationists of developing countries. // Paper ID: 155

Technology and Innovation,Open and Distance Learning (ODL),Multimedia Learning,Developing World,Educational Technology