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Eval11 Session 786: Evaluation of the Teacher Training Programme at Indira Gandhi National Open University 

11-15-2011 09:14

The B.Ed programme, launched by Indira Gandhi National Open University, India, through distance mode, in January 2000 to cater to a felt-need, has expanded several-fold since then (from 2,000 learners to 25,000 learners). This paper is the outcome of an evaluation of the B.Ed programme adapting major tenets of the CIPP model. The findings are based on the responses from a randomly chosen sample of 858 learners (about 15% of the universe) and 62 teacher educators from across the country. The methods employed included documentary analysis and questionnaire based survey. The analysis shows that the programme was well designed and printed study materials were of high quality; the workload was perceived to be heavier; use of technology was scanty and student-teachers lacked aptitude for problem solving and independent thinking. In spite of this, the success rate was above 90%. To improve the programme, it would be desirable to include IT related courses and improve considerably learner support services. The study also signifies the possible use of evaluation for improvement in learning through distance mode.

#2011Conference #Prek-12EducationalEvaluation #InternationalandCross-CulturalEval #DistanceEdandOtherEducationalTech

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