DEVELOPMENT OF OPEN AND DISTANCE LEARNING MODEL FOR THE REVIVAL OF DESTROYED EDUCATION SYSTEM IN DISASTER STRUCK AREAS
The paper presents the findings of a study conducted to develop open and distance learning model for revival of education system in disaster struck areas. A random and stratified sample of students of 51 colleges of Azad Jammu and Kashmir and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa has been taken. All available Education faculty members from Allama Iqbal Open University and Senior Management Staff of Earthquake Reconstruction Rehabilitation Authority have been taken as a sample. All levels of 51 colleges were selected. Reliability has been checked through cronbach alpha. Mode, Mean, Median were calculated. The views of heads of formal education institutions and the views of members of faculty of education of AIOU who handle non formal education were taken. The objectives of the study were to identify the magnitude of the problem in education sector and estimate its gravity in relation to financial requirement as well as human resource requirement and to describe the role to be played by AIOU in developing an open and distance learning model in collaboration with formal education representatives. The study has focused on identification of the instructional technology for optimal utilization of Open and Distance Learning (ODL) approaches in post disaster scenario and the effective utilization method / approach which can help bringing paradigm shift in prevalent rehabilitation approach being followed the world over. To do so surveys were conducted and the feedback received from target population was evaluated. The frequency and tendency of opinions were calculated. Resultantly, an ODL model has been developed for the early revival of destroyed education system in a disaster struck area.
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