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DISTANCE EDUCATION
1. Answer the following question in about 600 words.
What is the definition of "Distance Education" according to Desmond Keegan ? Discuss specific features of Distance Education based on his definition,

2. What are the different models of Distance Education institutions ? Compare the similarities and differences between single mode and dual mode Distance Education institutions.

3. Answer the following question in about 600 words. Explain the SQ3R technique of reading. 

4. What are the skills and qualities of a good counsellor ? Explain with illustrations.

5. Answer the following in about 150 words each
(1) Describe the functions of an academic counsellor.
(ii) Describe the access devices in self-learning materials.
(iii) Discuss the conditions to enhance learning from television.
(iv) Describe at least three characteristics of adult distance learners.
(v) Explain how `economies of scale' can be achieved in Distance Education.
(vi) Describe the use of questionnaire in programme evaluation.

6. Answer the following question in about 600 words
Suppose you are asked to prepare guidelines for assignment response evaluation in a Distance Education institution. Describe the different types of tutor comments that you will recommend evaluators to use and avoid.

1. Answer the following question in about 600 words.
What are the various uses of three major types of non-print media in Distance Education ? Explain with suitable examples.


2. Describe the different ways of media use in Distance Education with illustrations.

3. Answer the following question in about 600 words.
Discuss the various factors affecting cost of Distance Education.

4. "Evaluation is the collection, analysis and interpretation of information about any aspects of a programme." Explain the statement in the context of Distance Education.

5. Answer the following In about 150 words each :
(i) What do you mean by correspondence education ?
(ii) Describe the present status of teacher education programmes through Distance Education in India.
(iii) Explain the importance of staff development in Distance Education.
(iv) What are the pre-requisites for course writers in Distance Education ?
(v) Explain Laurillard's approach to media taxonomy.
(vi) Discuss the significance of Personal Contact Programmes (PCP) in Distance Education.

6. Answer the following question in about 600 words.
You might have done the format editing of a self-learning unit from your subject area. What special features did you look for ? How did you undertake the unit editing ? Explain.

1. Answer the following question in about 600 words.
Differentiate between correspondence and open education. Justify that distance and open education is the need of the society at this juncture.

2. What do you understand by media integration in. teaching - learning process at a distance ? How does it help in student learning ?

3. Answer the following question in about 600 words.
Self-Learning Materials (SLM) ensure quality in teaching - learning at a distance. Justify your answer with your experiences as a distance learner.

4. Explain the features of format, content and language editing in Self-Learning Materials.

5. Answer the following in about 150 words each :
(i) Write a short note on `Distance Education Council' (DEC).
(ii) What are multiple media in distance education ? Point out briefly their significance.
(iii) Define and explain computer aided learning.
(iv) Explain in brief about the generations of distance education.
(v) Write merits and demerits of print media in the teaching - learning process.
(vi) What do you understand by concept mapping ? Explain its features.
(vii) What are the factors that influence self-learning of a distance learner ? Explain with suitable examples.

6. Answer the following question in about 600 words.
Differentiate among the models of distance education institutions - single mode, dual mode and consortium.



7. Explain in detail the types of counselling at various stages of learning at a distance.

1. Answer the following question in about 600 words.
Learner/student support services are considered as an important component in open and distance education - discuss.

2. Explain merits and demerits of continuous assessment in the distance learning system.

3. Answer the following question in about 600 words.
Explain the important features of programme evaluation of a distance education programme.

4. Education is an investment or consumption - critically state your ideas in the context of distance learning in the era of globalisation.

5. Answer the following in about 150 words each :
(i) Write a short note on data collection techniques.
(ii) Explain the steps involved in monitoring of assignments.
(iii) What is expected of the distance educator through "positive comments" on assignment response ?
(iv) What do you understand by quality control and service management ?
(v) Explain the importance of formative evaluation in the distance learning process.
(vi) Differentiate between centralised and decentralised evaluation.
(vii) What are the major functions of assignments in distance teaching-learning ?

6. Answer the following questions in about 600 words.
Assignments facilitate two-way communication in distance learning - explain the issues involved in it.

7. What are the academic and operational problems faced by distance learners ? Explain the issues with redressal mechanisms or suggestions to improve the system.

1, Answer the following question in about 600 words.
What is meant by 'lifelong education' ? Explain some of its major characteristics. How can lifelong education be achieved through distance education ?

2. Describe the characteristic features of distance education.

3. Answer the following question in about 600 words.
Discuss the criteria for media selection for effective teaching-learning process in the classroom.

4. What are `access devices' in self-instructional materials ? Discuss how self-instructional materials promote active learning.

5. Answer the following questions. Answer each question in about 150 words :
(i) Discuss with examples the problems distance learners face during teaching-learning process through distance education.
(ii) Explain the SQ3R technique of reading.
(iii) What are the different stages of counselling ? Explain each .with examples.
(iv) What is `grading'. ? Describe the advantages of grading.
(v) Explain the importance of course team in distance education.
(vi) Differentiate between fixed and variable costs in distance education.

6. Answer the following question in about 600 words.
Suppose you have been asked to evaluate the B.Ed. programme of IGNOU. ,Describe how you will proceed in this task. Identify the instruments you will use. Also describe how you will collect, analyse and report the programme evaluation data.


3. Answer the following question in about 600 words.
Do media influence learning ? Describe how learning from television can be enhanced.

4. Describe the key features of self-instructional materials.

5. Answer the following questions in about 150 words each :
(i) Differentiate between correspondence education and open education.
(ii) What do you mean by `self-learning' ?
(iii) Describe the four qualities of a good counsellor.
(iv) Discuss Bate's proposition on media and technology In distance education.
(v) Explain the importance of format editing in distance education.
(vi) What are teaching type comments in assignment evaluation ? Give examples.

6. Answer the following question in about 600 words.
Suppose you are an academic counsellor of a distance education programme and asked to evaluate the assignments of learners. Discuss the essential aspects of evaluation alongwith comments while evaluating the assignments.

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