Professional Development in Distance Education: A Case Study of Distance Education Programme of District Primary Education Programme
Shabnam Sinha, DEP-DPEP Indira Gandhi National Open University
Indian Journal of Open Learning Volume 9, Number 2, ISSN 0971-2690 Publisher: Indira Gandhi National Open University
Professional development of distance education personnel undertaken by DEP-DPEP has been primarily with the airn of supplementing face-to-face training of teachers with multi-media support. This has the airn of minimising quality dilution and content loss in the cascade mode of the teacher training strategy. Professional development of DE personnel undertaken by DEP-DPEP has the dual purpose of generating media materials as well as building a trained body of media professionals in the DPEP states, Producing materials in consonance with the zeitgeist of the concerned state. Both synchronous and asynchronous modalities of media communication have been utilized for producation and delivery of DL materials. Professional development exercises, as reported in this pape6 have three stages: (i) pre-training preparation, (ii) during training activities, and (iii) post-training outcome.
Sinha, S. (2000). Professional Development in Distance Education: A Case Study of Distance Education Programme of District Primary Education Programme. Indian Journal of Open Learning, 9(2), 157-164. Indira Gandhi National Open University.