Discussion in 'General Distance Learning Discussions' started by Kizmet, May 15, 2014.
Good point by msganti (and this is really the main point in this aspect of the thread).
Here's a list of approved programs. Knowing the UGC, the list was probably inaccurate as soon as it was published.
The University of Mumbai (et al) has failed a test on it's way to UGC approval of it's online courses. The subtext of the article give a glimpse of the workings of the UGC.
Is Distance learning is as efficient as classroom learning
No, it is better according to the many recent research.
Many studies suggest that it is. Interestingly they also suggest that blended learning, which is a combination of the two, is even more effective than either on its own.
This is how most Open universities in India operate. Their DL programs used to be called "Correspondence-and-Contact" programs. Typically, you'll be given study material and books but a certain number of contact hours at a study center near you are required.
BTW here's a list of State open universities in India - but don't rush to them yet if you are not in India as most (if not all) of them are neither equipped nor permitted to take foreign students.
IGNOU exempt from UGC rules
Good for IGNOU.
At last, a step in the right direction:
not specifically DL, it's a kind of university-buddy-system
Wow!! my Alma mater getting some support!!
Is the UGC up to the challenge?
UGC up to it's old tricks again
The National University of Juridical Sciences has been bad. Bad boy!
Introducing Kerala Open University
Jamia Millia Islamia
Separate names with a comma.