Distance education practice: training and rewarding authors


Many educational institutions are developing or expanding programmes of open and distance learning (ODL forthwith), mainly for students off-campus. All face difficulties in ensuring that teaching materials of the right quality are developed and produced on time. Part of the solution to the problem lies in training and part in the policies and management structures that will encourage the timely development of good materials. This report examines aspects of these solutions in two separate but complementary enquiries: the first centres on the training of course development staff in open and distance learning; the second on rewarding of the writers of course material for open and distance learning.


Educational Paper No. 33, DFID, London, UK, ISBN 1 86192 136 5, 32 pp.

Distance education practice: training and rewarding authors

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