Learning Strategies and Academic Performance: A Study of the Successful Distance Learners of PGDDE programme of IGNOU
Prabir Biswas, STRIDE, indira gandhi national open university new delhi india
Indian Journal of Open Learning Volume 10, Number 2, ISSN 0971-2690 Publisher: Indira Gandhi National Open University
Abstract: The aim of the present study is to find,out the relationship, if any, between learning strategies adopted by the distance learners and their level of academic performance. A sample of 150 s~~ccessfduils tance learners of the PGDDE programme of IGNOU was randomly selected for this study. A structured questionnaire was developed to collect data in relation to the objectives of the study. 7-he questionnaire was administered on 16 learners in face-to-face situation and was later sent to 134 learners by post. 92 filled in questionnaires were received and analysed for this study. Age, sex and previous academic qualifications had no effect on the present acade~nicp erformance of the learners of PGDDE. Some disturbance at home faced by the learners during study did not affect their academic performance. Total hours of study, specific learning skills adopted (reading technique, note making while strrdying etc.), number of activities (SAQs) attempted during study etc. have shown some positive effect on the academic performance of the distance learners.
Biswas, P. (2001). Learning Strategies and Academic Performance: A Study of the Successful Distance Learners of PGDDE programme of IGNOU. Indian Journal of Open Learning, 10(2), 211-220. Indira Gandhi National Open University.