Self-instruction in Formal and Informal Learner Settings: Learning Outcomes and Opportunities

Kalpana Ranganathan


This paper examines some of the key features of self-learning materials and highlights some of the principles that should ideally govern the designing of these materials. The range of materials that have been covered  include conventional programmed materials , distance and open education learning materials to e-learning materials .The authors wish to highlight the design principles of materials development in these materials and discuss their relevance and appropriacy to any teaching-learning situation


Self-learning; Self-access; Learner autonomy; Distance & Open Learning materials

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