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. The materials are specially prepared to be used by the student on his / her own . They present the content in convenient doses punctuated with regular exercises. The second method is through the use of radio broadcasts and audiocassette recordings . These are also prepared in such a manner that the student can independently listen at home . The recordings are made to support the printed materials . The recordings ensure that the presentation is conversational . The third method of teaching and which should be in built into the system is through the use of occasional face to face teaching during residential session and field visits . During the visits the students get the opportunity to interact with the authors of the printed materials . There are obviously other media that can be used in distance education. Rumble and Keegan (1982) tabulated 13 kinds of media used in distance education. These include print, study centers, face-to-face tuition, telephone tuition, computer assisted instruction, access to computer terminals, access to laboratories at study centers, home experiment kits, residential schools, television, videotapes, radio and audio-cassettes. Question 8.9 Discuss the main methods of teaching employed in a distance education program you are conversant with .Explain how these methods could be improved for effective delivery of content. FURTHER READINGS 1. Smith Peter (1987). Distance education and the mainstream. Croom Helm. New York. 2. Mitton Roger (). Practical research in Distance Teaching: A handbook for developing countries. 3. Henning , Elizabeth (Ed.).1998 Education as change . SA Scientific Publications. South Africa 4. Keegan Desmond . (1986) . Foundations of Distance Education . Routledge . London . 5. Harry K. (Ed). 1993. Distance Education : New perspectives . Routledge. London. 6. Moran Louise. (Ed). 1993. Collaboration in Distance Education . Routledge. London . 7. Perraton Hillary. (Ed.) 1993. Distance Education for Teacher Training. Routledge. London 89
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LESSON NINE MANAGEMENT OF LEARNING RESOURCES 9.0 What this lesson is about Management of learning resources is a topic which cuts across many disciplines – key among them being the Human Resource management. Considering that schools deal with human capital, it is imperative that the lesson incorporates skills of managing people in as much as people as resources are the key change agents in any curriculum implementation. What people do and how they do it with respect to acquisition, design and utilization of resources is ultimately more crucial than the resources themselves. Other aspects covered in this lesson are resource procurement procedures and the criteria for allocating funds within a school. The Learning Resource Centre concept is discussed so as to emphasize the fact that a resource-based learning is more than the building. It is an idea built up in the mind. That idea implies that any material used in the implementation of a given curriculum is a learning resources. Hence, we talk of both human and non-human resources.
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