Social Work Education through Open and Distance Learning: An Indian Perspective


Bishnu Mohan DASH
Rambabu BOTCHA


ABSTRACT
The paper traces the historical perspectives of open and distance education in India. It also discusses the various modalities and standards followed by various universities in offering social work education through open and distance learning (ODL) mode. It also highlights the achievements and challenges of social work education through ODL mode in India. The article will be extremely helpful to the academicians and policy makers in understanding the various dimensions of social work education through ODL mode in Indian context. The study recommends that Indira Gandhi National Open University model is one of the successful models of offering social work education through ODL mode.


KEYWORDS: Social work education, distance learning, field work, IGNOU


DOI : 10.17718/tojde.415829 
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