The Post Graduate Diploma in Distance Education (PGDDE) is a course designed by Indira Gandhi National Open University. No other country in Commonwealth is having this program. The candidates with a degree in any field can apply for this course. This course is designed for the people who have interest in open and distance education. The employees in various universities working in Open and distance education system can apply for this course. The persons who are having interest in taking up a job in the field of Open University education concept and distance education concept can go for this course which will help them in their career progress. This will give an advantage to the people who want to take up the job in the field of Open and Distance Education (ODE) in India and abroad.
In this course the student will be given in depth knowledge about the distance education, its growth and philosophy, preparing of self-learning materials, Support services required to the learner regarding distance education. The course will also introduce various management technics for distance education and the communication technology for distance education.
This is open and distance education course. Minimum duration is one year and maximum duration is four years. The teaching technics will involve teleconferencing which will give a chance to the student to interact with the resource persons. There is radio counselling method is also there through FM. The students can ask their doubts in a phone in program from their house. There is a system of telecasting the course through DD metro channel. The schedules will be informed by the university to the students. There are some cassettes made with the lessons for this course and they will be available listening in the study centres. These cassettes can be taken on hire from the study centres.
The university will conduct some practical classes also. The students should have minimum 75% attendance for theory classes and minimum 90% attendance for practical classes to attend the exam. They will be conducting assisgnments and term end examinations. 30% weightage to assignments and 70% to the term end examination will be considered.
This course will help the people to get selected in Distance Education centres of other country universities also and they will have good potential for employment.
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