An Assessment of the Quality of Print Medium in Distance Learning for Undergraduate Programmes in Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology
This paper was presented at the Distance Education and Teacher's Training in Africa (DETA) 2009 Conference, August 2009, Ghana. The Institute of Distance Learning-KNUST offers courses through distance education. The mode of delivery of DL programmes in KNUST is predominantly by print medium. Two print materials, EE 287 Circuit Theory and GE 183 Principles of Land Surveying are among the twenty-five print materials used to facilitate learning in Computer Engineering and Building Technology programmes. Though current print media used by learners in the undergraduate programmes has contributed to learning by students, however, they have provided challenges to learners. Learners have reported on gaps in the learning materials thus making utilisation difficult. In order to identify and meet the needs and grievances of students relating to the suitability of course materials, the study sought to assess the quality of two print media for undergraduate studies in Computer Engineering and Building Technology programmes in KNUST.