Empowerment through literature: potential & prospects of ODL
Increasingly, Distance Learning is becoming the medium of choice for education. Earlier, it was, to a great extent chosen out of compulsion due to various factors: geographical remoteness, professional commitments, lack of access to educational institutions and so on. Now, there is a marked shift away from conventional, formal education towards the open learning system and one can see students enrolling for ODL courses even if they are conveniently situated and within access to formal institutions of repute. Factors such as flexibility and independent study influence student choice to a significant extent. Formal education in a conventional, straitjacketed setup is now facing a stiff challenge from the more liberal – and liberating – open mode.
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Unlocking the potentials: conceptual framework for the education of the indigenous people through open and distance learning Akhter, Zobaida (2010-11)The constitution of Bangladesh guarantees equal rights for men and women, prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex, race, caste and religion and strives to promote social and economic equality. Access to information ...
Sultana, Sadia A; Kamal, Mostafa A (2010-11)This paper aims at identifying the impacts of ODL programmes (especially, secondary school certificate programme) of BOU on the socio-economic status of the females in Bangladesh. The paper explains how BOU’s collaboration ...
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Afunde, Ndeshimona L (2010-11)The Namibian College of Open Learning (NAMCOL) aims to broaden access to education by providing alternatives to conventional means of education and training and facilitate life-long learning opportunities for Namibians. ...
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