This book is aimed at those who are considering, or just starting to plan open and distance learning courses. It offers practical advice on how to find your students, expand your audience and become cost-effective without compromising quality. The main areas covered are:
- basic principles and different approaches to ODL
- different types of self-study materials, media, and student support from your institution
- building quality assurance into the development process
With a wide range of practical, tried-and-tested examples and case studies, the book provides a complete guide to setting up ODL courses.
Reg Melton is Senior Lecturer in Educational Technology at The Open University, where he has been advising course teams on the design and development of institutional materials for over 25 years
'It really does offer good, sound practical advice on how to respond to students' needs, expand the potential audience and become cost-effective without compromising quality ... The author writes in an engaging, interesting style and throughout the book presents a number of practical, tried and tested examples, and case studies.' - British Journal of Educational Technology