Programme’s Objectives and Instructional Design
This programme aims;
Ø To equip learners with an in-depth understanding of the required theoretical, conceptual, intra-personal and inter-personal skills necessary for a career in management.
Ø To inculcate a sense of social purpose and ethics that will permeate their decision making.
Ø To encourage and help in development of entrepreneurial and leadership capabilities.
Ø To nurture standards of professional excellence based on integrity, honesty, and fairness.
Instructional Design :
Instructional design is a scientific system that includes the principles of the effective design and implementation of a programme. In distance learning, instructional design has its own relevance. The successful distance learning design incorporates the unique learning requirements of adult learners. Prior to the development of the courses, curriculum assessment has been done and access devices and pedagogical tools have been applied for making curriculum. The contents of each course are divided into Blocks and Units. The entire study material is divided into small and manageable booklets to facilitate distance learners. For self assessment of learners Self Check Exercises are provided to recapitulate, consolidate and evaluate what they have learnt so far before moving on to the next stage. Further, various theories and models are referred for designing effective instructional events, some are specified as under;
• Learning objectives
• Self Check Exercises with Answers
• Reinforcing activities
• Small chunks of learning through learning modules
• Modular Structure
• Statement of Objectives
• Indepth learning
• Hint Answers
• Real World Contexts/Cases/ Examples
• Project Work