The Turkish Online Journal of Distance Education

Innovation In Open And Distance Learning System: The Ignou Experience

Moumita DAS

The Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) occupies a prominent position in the academic world by way of shouldering the responsibility of providing quality education to the growing numbers of learners. Its journey of achieving its objectives is marked with the problems of efficiency, equity, quality and benchmarking of the ODL system. The IGNOU had established the experience that there are several impediments to innovation, most of which are of bureaucratic nature. In this paper we present our experience of nurturing innovations with an aim to sensitize the ODL functionaries towards creativity and innovation.

KEYWORDS: Innovation, Bureaucratic Impediment, Open And Distance Learning System.