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Mitra, Sugata – Journal of Learning for Development, 2019
This paper examines the effect of the Internet on the reading comprehension of children reading together in groups. First, we describe an experiment to determine if children reading together off the Internet from big screens, can read at a higher comprehension level than children reading the same text alone. The results from this small-sample…
Descriptors: Internet, Reading Comprehension, Children, Foreign Countries
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Kaushik, Madhulika; Dhanarajan, G. – Journal of Learning for Development, 2018
Like all organisations, good governance is a fundamental requirement for the responsible and accountable management of universities in general and open universities in particular. This is to ensure that these (open) universities remain relevant to their mission of facilitating unfettered access to higher education for citizens and at the same time…
Descriptors: Governance, Open Universities, Educational Trends, Foreign Countries
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Miglani, Anshu; Awadhiya, Ashish Kumar – Journal of Learning for Development, 2017
Integration of "Mobile Learning" (m-learning) in Open and Distance Learning (ODL) systems can play a crucial role in reducing the "Digital Divide" and strengthening "Democratization of Education" by providing quality educational opportunities and access to information quickly at affordable cost in Commonwealth Asian…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Telecommunications, Teacher Attitudes
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Jha, Jyotsna; Ghatak, Neha; Mahendiran, Shreekanth – Journal of Learning for Development, 2017
In India, Open and Distance Learning for secondary and higher secondary level is mainly provided by the National Institute of Open Schooling (NIOS). Secondary education in India pertains to class 9 and 10 catering to the age group of 15 to 16. Similarly, higher secondary education refers to class 11 and 12 catering to the age group of 17 to 18.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Profiles, Graduate Students, Open Education
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Stutchbury, Kris; Woodward, Clare – Journal of Learning for Development, 2017
YouTube now has more searches than Google, indicating that video is a motivating and, potentially, powerful learning tool. This paper investigates how we can embrace video to support improvements in teacher education. It will draw on innovative approaches to teacher education, developed by the Open University UK, in order to explore in more depth…
Descriptors: Social Media, Video Technology, Teaching Methods, Teacher Education Programs
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Wolfenden, Freda; Cross, Simon; Henry, Fiona – Journal of Learning for Development, 2017
There is an urgent need to improve elementary and secondary school classroom practices across India and the scale of this challenge is argued to demand new approaches to teacher professional learning. Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) represent one such approach and one that, in the context of this study, is considered to provide a means by…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Foreign Countries, Equal Education
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Ferreira, Frances J.; Kamal, Mostafa Azad – Journal of Learning for Development, 2017
Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 5, "achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls", emphasises the need for "providing women and girls with equal access to education, health care, decent work, and representation in political and economic decision-making processes [which] will fuel sustainable economies and benefit…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Social Justice, Females, Marriage
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Chaudhury, S. V. S.; Khare, Pankaj; Gupta, Sanjay; Garg, Suresh – Journal of Learning for Development, 2016
Towards the end of the Eleventh Five Year Plan (2007 -2012), India catered to about 20 per cent of those in the age group 17 to 24 years. However, to achieve the threshold level of about 30 per cent by 2020, and address concerns that perpetuate inequalities in opportunities to higher education, the Government of India (GoI) formulated positive…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Inclusion, Open Universities, Higher Education
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Bose, Sutapa – Journal of Learning for Development, 2016
This case study examines the policies formulated by the Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU), an open and distance learning university of India for regulating the practices related to the assignments of its Bachelor of Education programme. Following the examination it argues that some policies are formulated in the context of the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Open Universities, Educational Policy, Assignments
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Awadhiya, Ashish Kumar; Miglani, Anshu – Journal of Learning for Development, 2016
"Mobile Learning" (m-Learning) has emerged as a trend in the field of Open and Distance Learning (ODL). It is removing the time and geographical barriers for learning by placing learning opportunities at the fingertips of learners. ODL institutes in India are also adopting m-learning in different forms; however, it is not fully…
Descriptors: Telecommunications, Handheld Devices, Foreign Countries, Technology Uses in Education
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Jamatia, Biplab – Journal of Learning for Development, 2015
Cardiovascular diseases are an emerging cause of morbidity and mortality in India. India produces less than 150 cardiologists annually, leading to a gap between the need and availability of trained professionals. A three-year cardiology-training programme is available for post-graduate doctors in the conventional medical education system. The…
Descriptors: Diseases, Physicians, Medical Education, Physician Patient Relationship
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Darojat, Ojat; Nilson, Michelle; Kaufman, David – Journal of Learning for Development, 2015
Open universities have emerged as an innovative pillar in the expansion of access to higher education participation, with single-mode distance education providers broadening access in many countries through economies of scale supported by large enrolments. These models raise questions about the quality of education provided. This paper reports on…
Descriptors: Quality Assurance, Educational Quality, Distance Education, Case Studies
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Srivastava, Mamta; Jena, S. S. – Journal of Learning for Development, 2015
Skills acquisition is vital for any economic growth, particularly in an era of economic and technological changes. The need for skill development is a vital challenge, foremost for a developing nation, such as India. Therefore, vocational education and training (VET) is a direct means of providing workers with skills more relevant to their…
Descriptors: Prior Learning, Distance Education, Economic Development, Skill Development
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Bose, Sutapa – Journal of Learning for Development, 2014
Low learning outcomes in Indian schools and the promotion of rote learning by their instructional systems have been documented time and again. Schools are therefore required to adopt India's National Curriculum Framework (NCF) (2005) that includes guidelines for curriculum transaction. However, the learning outcomes and the kind of learning likely…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, National Curriculum, Outcomes of Education, Open Education