What is The Difference Between Part-Time Study and Open Distance Learning, ODL?

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What is The Difference Between Part-Time Study and Open Distance Learning, ODL?

Postby LadyB » Tue Apr 17, 2018 9:30 pm

There is this recent buzz on social media, argument about what ODL and Part-Time. What is the difference?



There is this recent buzz on social media, argument about what ODL and Part-Time. What is the difference?



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Re: What is The Difference Between Part-Time Study and Open Distance Learning, ODL?

Postby admin » Tue Apr 17, 2018 9:31 pm

Open and Distance Learning (ODL) is a general term for the use of telecommunication to provide or enhance learning. Around the world, the academic community is discovering and exploring the Internet, teleconferencing, and related means to achieve an extended classroom or learning experience.


Essentially, part-time study involves spreading a full-time course over a longer period of time. It's usually tailored for those who want to continue working while studying, and usually involves committing an afternoon or an evening each week to attend classes or lectures.




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Re: What is The Difference Between Part-Time Study and Open Distance Learning, ODL?

Postby Jed » Tue Apr 17, 2018 11:18 pm

It's the mode of delivery. Part-timers engage in evening classes, some: weekends and others may choose some days of the week for lectures as the case may be. Normal 2year duration for conventional programme takes 3years for part-timers in most polytechnics and similar in some Universities.

While in ODL, take NOUN for instance: Lecturing substitutes course materials. The books given to u each time u pay for courses are not like the textbook sold in the market neither are they similar. This is why it's not and cannot be a textbook rather a course-material. Whereby u study on your own without knowing ur lecturers. Let me state it clearly here to everybody that, NOUN operates in a full time basis with ODL method of approach to study. This is why u can graduate in 4yrs if u chose a 4yr programme. In the same vain, NOUN decided to be flexible in that, u can register any number of courses from the prerequisite available courses slated for u to register. Example, u have 8courses this semester and u don't have enough money, u can wish to register only 2 or 3 courses or more, and take the exam. Its that simple. In NOUN, when u begin to select less courses than u ought to, u are now doing what we call "part-time" but not the part time on the NYSC certificate I mean.


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