A Handbook On Distance Education with Special Reference to Library and Information Science in India

Shri Umesha, Mahesh Mudhol and K.M. Khan, Ess Ess Publications, 2004, 112 p, tables, figs, ISBN : 817000375X, $14.00 (Includes free airmail shipping)

A Handbook On Distance Education with Special Reference to Library and Information Science in India/Shri Umesha, Mahesh Mudhol and K.M. KhanContents: 1. Introduction: i. Origin of education. ii. Aims of education. iii. Types of education. iv. Difference between formal and non-formal education. v. Correspondence, distance and open education. vi. Objectives of the study. vii. Methodology. viii. Scope of the study. References. 2. Distance education i. Concept of distance education. ii. Definitions. iii. Characteristics of distance education. iv. Scope of distance education. v. History and development of distance education. vi. Distance education system. vii. Distance education evaluation model. viii. Autonomous distance education institutions. ix. Types of programmes offered by open universities and correspondence course institutes. x. Services provided by open and correspondence institutes. xi. Admission procedure. xii. Course material. xiii. Assignments. xiv. Counsellors. xv. Counselling. xvi. Library facilities. xvii. Role of academic, special and public libraries. xviii. Study centres. xix. Students support service. xx. Attendance. 3. Library and information science education through distance mode: i. Objectives. ii. LIS education through distance mode: an overview. iii. LIS education through distance mode in India. iv. Present position of distance LIS education. v. Planning LIS programmes through distance mode. vi. Curriculum design. vii. Course curriculum. viii. Standards and norms. ix. Eligibility criteria. x. Methods of teaching. xi. Teaching hours. 4. Use of multimedia in distance education: i. Meaning of the multimedia. ii. Need for multimedia. iii. Advantages of multimedia. iv. Types of multimedia. v. Components of multimedia. vi. Impact of multimedia in distance education. vii. Methods of teaching in distance mode LIS education programme. viii. Application of multi-media in distance education in LIS programmes. Epilogue. Bibliography. Appendices.
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