Monday, May 04, 2009

Research-intensive distance education

Uma Kanjilal Professor Uma Kanjilal, Director of the School of Social Sciences, Indira Gandhi Open University (IGNOU) is visiting Australia and will speak at the ANU in Canberra on "Standards and distance education", 11 May 2009:

The Australian National University

Education Innovation Event

Standards and distance education: are graduates of a distance education university ever going to be as good as graduates of a research-intensive face-to-face institution?

Professor Uma Kanjilal
Director of the School of Social Sciences
Indira Gandhi Open University (IGNOU)

Monday, 11 May, 10.30-11.30am

The Australian National University, Room N101, Computer Science and Information Technology Building 108, North Road, Canberra (how to get there)

RSVP Deborah Veness


Professor Uma Kanjilal is the Director of the School of Social Sciences at the Indira Gandhi Open University (IGNOU). The Indira Gandhi Open University provides education services to 1.8 million students in India and 32 other countries and uses ICT and satellite technology to support its teaching programs.

The university is part of a consortium involved in a number of strategic initiatives related to ICT in education including:

The visit is funded by the Australia-India Council, University of Canberra and Flinders University and the purpose is for knowledge exchange around ICT in education.

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