NOTE FOR EDITOR: Effectiveness of Distance Education In Teacher Training Program of Allama Iqbal Open University

Muhammad AKHLAQ

This paper attempts to evaluate the effectiveness of B.Ed programme offered by AIOU. For this purpose B.Ed programme of AIOU is divided into methodology, material, assignments, tutorials, media support, workshop, teaching practice and evaluation. A 38-item questionnaire of s 5 stages (Likert scale) was constructed for both teachers and students; the reliability of the questionnaire was 0.987 (Cornbach Alpha). 100 tutors and 300 hundred students from Multan and Bahawalpur regions were considered the sample of the study. The study found that tutors are good at methodology and students verify it. On the material students and tutors having conflict about its involvement and easiness. Assignment component is not strong and it does not encourage the students in problem solving and contributes towards self learning. Teaching practice and workshop components are also not satisfactory. Students are less confident almost on all parameters in comparison to tutors.

KEYWORDS: B.Ed Programme, Methodology, Material, Assignments, Teaching Practice, Evaluation, Media Support