ECT 300 EDUCATIONAL TECHNOLOGY: Who are some of the personnel used for distance education in the teaching process?

CHAPTER 9

DISTANCE EDUCATION

9b i). Analyze some of the personnel used for distance education in the teaching process.

9.8 Personnel for distance education

A well set up distance education program requires the services of various cadres of staff we should expect the distance education program to utilize the services of personnel such as:

The distance education program should be headed by a director who should be the overall in charge of administrative, academic as well as financial matters. S/he should ensure that the right caliber of staff is recruited, well remunerated and retained. The director should also be of the right professional background in education and have some management skills.

Besides the direct or the distance education program must have senior staff tutors to look after preparation of printed materials, preparation of radio materials, radio tutoring, course editing, counseling, administration, clerical work, coordination with field officers/cooperating teachers/part timers, registration, correspondence, keeping records and managing studios and laboratories.

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