Keeping the recruitments of various Indian and overseas students studying under the banner of Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) in mind, the authority has recently launched web-based radio and television channels.
These channels would help students who are enrolled under IGNOU and would help disseminating information and important notifications to those who depend on the web to gather information about the university and its proceedings. The channels would provide audio-visual programmes selected to help the candidates in their course-curriculum. These channels would also help the students to get a real time experience in interacting with various academic experts from various streams and share their problems and ideas with them.
Under Digital India programme, IGNOU has plans to switch from broadcast to the online media, so that it could reach wider audiences easily and in lesser costs. With fast changing developments in the world of Information and Communication, it seems to be a great move by the authority through which they would be successfully able to connect to the students from all across the border on lesser costs than in commercial broadcasts.
Keeping abreast with the Open Education System claimed by IGNOU, this system of running webcasts would actually help students in getting education materials available anywhere and anytime according to their convenience. The webcasting would begin first as the pilot project through these web-based channels and later on audio-visual programmes would get added along with facilities like live interactions and discussions with experts in the academic fields.
This move would help in bringing out the qualitative and quantitative change that was required in the field of distance education to bridge more and more students to the university, for its overall growth and development.
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