Quality Enhancement of Open and Distance Teacher Education through E-Learning 2.0


  • C. Ajith Kumar Assistant Professor, School of Education, IgNoU, New Delhi-110068




E-learning 2.0, Blogs, Wikis, RSS Feeds, Social networking


Quality of teacher education in the Open and Distance Learning (ODL) has been posing a question for pretty long time. Stakeholders at different levels have been working to design innovative strategies to raise the standard to meet the demands of the children. The open teacher education scenario is passing through a paradigm shift in respect of teaching –learning process and other related dimensions. Quality enhancement of teacher education via Open and Distance Learning can be possible by adopting creative use of technology which, by a large is interlinked to e-learning 2.0. E-learning 2.0 is the use of web 2.0 technologies in teaching-learning processes visa-a-visa blogs, wikis, RSS feeds and social networking sites etc. Design of e-pedagogy along with e-learning strategies paves a path to make learning free of social-political cultural barriers and thus enhances the quality of learning. This paper discusses various aspects of e-learning 2.0 strategies in the open and distance teacher education, role of e-learning 2.0 methods in improving the quality of education and latest e-learning 2.0 tools and its application in open and distance education, especially teacher education. It helps stakeholders to build a sound knowledge in e-learning 2.0 strategies and its application for the daily teaching-learning practices at all levels of open and distance teacher education.


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How to Cite

C. Ajith Kumar. (2014). Quality Enhancement of Open and Distance Teacher Education through E-Learning 2.0. Issues and Ideas in Education, 2(1), 1–15. https://doi.org/10.15415/iie.2014.21001