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The Challenges of Distance Learning Education System in Karnataka State for Higher Level Education

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Abstract: Distance education will enable people to make informed choices about their present life and future. Distance Learning is considered one of the most important educational innovations of the last century. It is an alternative to conventional education. For it to be so, the public, governments, employees of labour and other stakeholders need to be convinced that ODL institutions are not providing half-baked education. It is fast becoming an accepted and indispensable part of the mainstream of the educational system in almost all the countries of the world. The distance education is not a new concept. In the late 1800s, at the University of Chicago, the first launched major correspondence program in the US in which the teacher and learner were at different locations. It is addressed to a wide range of potential partners, governments, intergovernmental and non-governmental organizations, specialized institutions, associations, industrial corporations, telecommunication companies, and others interested in this field, to seek their cooperation in meeting today’s urgent education and training needs, through open and distance learning. After the development of Radio during the First World War and television in the 1950s the mode of instruction outside of the traditional classroom had suddenly found new delivery systems. In the present days we have audio and computer teleconferencing which has influenced the delivery of instruction in public schools, higher education, the military, business, and industry.

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