# Talk:Training Educators to Design and Develop ODL Materials/Principles of ODL/Archive

The group would like to commend Group 1 on the efforts displayed in documenting this info in such a relatively short time.

Excellent use of case scenarios to build interest and excellent use of graphic to demonstrate technology and communicating at a distance.

The concepts were contextualized effectively so that participants can understand on their own.

However, the following could be done:

As a general comment, we recommend that the group includes an overview of the module and state the objectives.

1. headings need proper wiki syntax so that they become readable and stand out. For example, Open Education and Distance Education

2. state where the activity should be done - online, chat room etc.

3. the uses of ODL seem too vague. While we appreciate the group's effort not to include too much material, it would be nice to explain the points. For. certificate, diploma and degrees.

This could be mis-interpreted to be traditional ODL or Face to face. We recommend that Traditional school or Face to face, be included.

5. Differences between Traditional and ODL could be better presented in table form.

For example:

                                Traditional                     ODL


Offering

tutor facilitator

flexibility

--Curofficer 07:24, 16 March 2007 (CET) for Group 2 [Cebert, Ruth, Dumeli and Stephen]

I love the approach that was used with the visuals and the everyday examples as well as the scenarios (some of which i realize are still under construction. I think this approach to the topic will immediately begin to diffuse any resistance to the idea of using new technologies and Wiki for instruction. It is also quite effective in introducing the topic to newbies. --Ksthill 07:56, 16 March 2007 (CET)

I really like the approach that you've tak

en in developing content related to this topic. It's practical, simple and really captivating. It might be useful to look at the three key sub-systems, viz materials, learner support as well as management and administration when you deal with ODL systems. Well done. --Jerrybeukes 08:06, 16 March 2007 (CET)

## Bullets?

Why use bullets when you can use subtitles?

* Introduction to ODL concepts

should become

=== Introduction to ODL concepts ===



me thinks, and guess how I did the above?

BTW, the visuals are great, but remember, this is not an online course, the visuals need to be usable during the workshop.

--Phsi 08:50, 16 March 2007 (CET)

P.S. You need to take care of this Template:Principles of ODL-TOC. If you don;t need it, remove it.

--Phsi 08:53, 16 March 2007 (CET)

## What is ODL

Very interesting objective - Relate ODL to everyday life. This certainly would relieve the anxiety that an individual may have about ODL.

I too love the graphics!.... very user friendly.

With regards to "Everyday activities that are examples of ODL scenarios" though it might seem obvious to some, it might be useful to reiterate the point that these scenarios represent learning how to do something from a distance.

I notice that the scenario evaluation exercise is a link. If this were all printed delivery method, would you provide this as a handout?

Formatting issues --- There are some "stray" bullets under "User generated definitions of ODL"! --Pbenn 08:52, 16 March 2007 (CET)

The idea of Scenario evaluation is interesting.I suggest the scenarios to be according to the difficulty levels(considering different ability groups). --Nadhiya 09:06, 16 March 2007 (CET)

## Uses of ODL

Just below the objectives, I think that it would be a good idea to have an overview of the next section.

Re-examine the sub points under Formal. These do not all suggest uses of ODL. --Pbenn 09:10, 16 March 2007 (CET)

## From Vancouver

This is coming on rather well -

In terms of structure and navigation, it may be better to have each section as a separate tutorial under the main ODL topic?

What do you think?

--Mackiwg 15:22, 18 March 2007 (CET)