Instructional Design Models Incorporating Information and Communication Technology (ICT) for Wider Access of Learners to Educational Opportunities at the Open University of Sri Lanka (OUSL)

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2008
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Commonwealth of Learning (COL)
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PCF5: Cross-Cutting Theme // From its inception in 1980, in the Open University of Sri Lanka (OUSL) the fundamental mode of imparting instruction and learning methodology has been Open and Distance Learning (ODL). This is also reflected in the university’s vision and mission statements: // “Our vision is to be leader in Open and Distance learning, renowned for excellence, for human resource development and empowerment of people to achieve their full potential”. // “Our mission is to enhance opportunities for adult life- long learning of people by facilitating Open and Distance learning and supporting excellence in research and scholarship”. // At present OUSL offers 40 formal programmes of study along with many short courses. Currently there are 24,869 learners from different parts of the island enrolled in programmes at the certificate level, foundation level, diploma level, undergraduate level and the post graduate level. The main method of imparting instruction and learning methodology incorporated into a set of well written course material according to approved guidelines for instructional design (House Style, OUSL 1997) supplemented by audio visual material which is issued to learners at registration to courses and programmes of study. In almost all programmes and courses there are ‘day schools’ or ‘workshops’ which may be compulsory or optional. These face-to-face components are mainly designed for learners to clarify difficulties in the course material. The main mode of communication with learners is the postal service. // Paper ID 392

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ICT in Education,Open and Distance Learning (ODL),Open Universities,Instructional Design,Models and Frameworks
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Sri Lanka
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Asia
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