Instructional Design for Self-Learning for Distance Education
Having been asked to write about how to design and develop distance education courses, I have to start by stating "it all depends". Though it sounds like a bit of a cop out, it's true. Context is paramount. Having worked in different countries and for various organisations as both a writer and an instructional designer, mostly as the latter, I know that every job has unique challenges and variables. Course design and development is a people-oriented activity that calls for creativity and innovation; it cannot be fully captured by a neat prescriptive model, just as there can never be a single model of human learning. // Before getting into detail, I'd better clarify that I perceive instructional design as the art and science of crafting effective learning environments. That is, it calls for the application of scientific and artistic skills in the creation of effective learning conditions.
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Report on the Training Consultancy to build Capacity of ODL Practitioners in the area of Design, Development and Management of Distance Education Study Materials in Lesotho van Rooy, Sonja (Commonwealth of Learning, Vancouver, 2008)This report details the outcome of the “Build capacity of ODL Practitioners in the area of Design, Development and the Management of Study Materials – Lesotho” workshop undertaken by the Commonwealth of Learning (COL) ...
Using Design & Animation Concepts to Produce Animated Instructional Resources that Can Facilitate Open Distance Learning in Science and Technology Education Kwasu, Isaac A; Yalams, Simon M; Ema, Ema (2013-11)This paper presents an outline on how teachers can use “The Design Process and Animation Techniques to produce animated instructional resources (AIR) which, can be used to facilitate Open Distance Learning in especially ...
Creating Learning Materials for Open and Distance Learning: A Handbook for Authors and Instructional Designers Freeman, Richard (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2005)This handbook has been written for anyone who plans and writes learning materials for use in open and distance learning (ODL). Anyone who is interested in producing better ODL materials will find something of value in ...
Bose, Sutapa (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2021-07-20)Self-learning materials (SLM) generally lack the mechanisms for ensuring deep learning but help address the learning needs of large number of learners. Hence, it was retained as the key instructional component for a distance ...
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