ODEC follows the admission policies developed by the respective Faculties and Institutes. The eligibility criteria outlined in the admission policies are also applied in the admission of the ODEC programme. Please refer to the admission policy of the respective departments of the Institutes and Faculties for the eligibility requirements.
ODEC adopts a multi-pronged approach in evaluating the students learning. There is a continuous evaluation of the students’ performance through the Moodle platform for the internal evaluation and range of techniques are used for this purpose. In addition to this, students will also attend the sit-in exam along with the students of the face-to-face exam for the end semester examination.
Research Activities: Faculty Research and Collaborative Research
ODEC integrates research in all of its Masters programmes and students attend research seminars virtually. Also, work on a thesis project at the end of the semester. Teachers in ODEC carry out action research in areas of integrating ICT, gender and indigenous knowledge in online pedagogy.
Significant Achievements at par with International Standard
ODEC started its programmes two years ago and the first cohort of its students are in the fourth semester. ODEC collaborates with NORHED (full from of NORHED) through Central Department of Education and also has established its link with Korea National Open University.
ODEC publishes its newsletter two times a year including its regular activities in it. The plan in the near future is to publish annual peer reviewed journal including the articles on distance and online learning.
Further Programmes/Courses to Keep up with the Pace of the 21st Century
There is a high demand of online programmes of all levels of education. However, due to the resource constraints both physical and human, it is not feasible to start all of them at a time. Therefore, ODEC proposes phase-wise programmes.
First Phase: To run Master’s programmes including MPhil in the subjects of Education, Humanities and Social Sciences, Management and Law.
Second Phase: To run Master’s Programmes in Science and Technology as per the demand and feasibility.
Third Phase: To run bachelor’s degree programmes on the one hand and on the other hand PhD programmes.