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Self-Learning Materials

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Printed self-learning materials (SLM) are still the backbone of Distance Education (DE) in India. It is the master medium in all Open Universities and Distance Education Institutes, despite overwhelming rate of growth of Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) and sporadic attempts at use of computers and Internet to deliver education. Needless to emphasize that development of good quality self-learning material is essential for quality distance education. Over the last 2 decades, at IGNOU, we are engaged in training faculty to develop self-learning materials through face-to-face workshops conducted at IGNOU and other institutions across the country. This workshop intends to use the available ICT infrastructure in the country to deliver a series of online training programmes through the use of Wiki and online discussion Forum. Workshop participants shall work from their place of work/ home to participate, learn and develop SLM. We will use the WikiEducator platform, GoogleGroup and Email to conduct the workshop. There shall be no Workshop Fees. Medium of instruction and all communications shall be in English.