State level orientation workshop on ODL regulations begins at RGU

RONO HILLS, Jun 20: A two-day state level orientation workshop on ‘Understanding ODL Regulations 2017’ got underway at Rajiv Gandhi University (RGU) here on Thursday.
The workshop, being organized by the RGU’s Institute of Distance Education (IDE), will feature discussions on the new regulations for the open and distance learning (ODL) mode among the coordinators from all 14 learner support centres of various colleges spread across the state.
In his inaugural address, RGU Vice Chancellor Prof Saket Kushwaha said ODL should now focus on quality education.
“The university is going forward in leaps and bounds, and it’s time to identify all weaknesses and eradicate them,” the VC said.
He urged the coordinators to act as “a bridge between the university and the colleges in imparting quality education.”
Prof Kushwaha said the RGU is ready to extend all support to the colleges in taking forward the higher educational institutions in the ODL mode.
IDE Director Prof Ashan Riddi highlighted “the shifting of the education system from the traditional way of teaching-learning process towards technological advancement and innovations in educational transactions.”
Workshop coordinator Moyir Riba said the ODL Regulations 2017 is a big change for the ODL system.
“It not only changes the functioning and monitoring of the distance mode of education, but also the perception towards it,” Riba said.
During the technical session, the RGU’s COE in-charge, Dr Nani Tamang Jose, made a presentation on the examination process. It was followed by presentations by various resource persons on the new ODL regulations and their implementation in the higher educational institutions.