IMPACT OF LEARNING MATERIALS ON DISTANCE EDUCATION PROGRAMMES
1.1 BACKGROUND TO THE STUDY
The best way of helping students to learn is to bring them face-to-face with the world which education intends to introduce to them. One way this can be achieved is by using real objects in real life situations for instruction (Ihugba, 1993: 10). Where real life situations are not possible, the alternative is for the teachers to use representations of real life situation. These representations are materials, devices and techniques that help the teacher to make realistic approach to his job, whether real or substitutes. lkoh (1991:45) reported that these representations, both real and substitutes have a common goal. They help the teacher to convey the intended message effectively and meaningfully to the learners so that the learners can receive the experience gained to reach overall educational goals.
Educators have classified instructional materials that can be used in teaching and learning. According to lkoh (1991:46), instructional materials fall into three categories: visual aids, audio aids and audio-visual aids. Visual aids are instructional materials that are related to sight. They are available and common within our environment. These materials include pictures, photographs, flash cards, charts, maps,pictures, exhibits, bulletin boars, diagrams, models, mock-ups, filmstrips, slides, chalkboards, drawings and cartoons. Audio materials are the instructional materials that are related to hearing stimuli only. They include audiotapes, cassettes, phonographic records, audio cards, telephones, radios, etc. The Audio-visual aids are instructional materials that combine both hearing and sight stimuli. They include sound filmstrips, television, and printed materials with recorded sound, videotapes and cassettes.
Gistance Education is a fonn of education, which the student receives at distance from the instructor. Perraton in Anyanwu (1998:240) states that Distance Education is an educational process in which a significant proportion of the teaching is condwted by someone removed in space and time from the learner. Also, National Teachers’ Institute, N.T.1 (1990:200) describes Distance Education as a method of acquiring knowledge in which the teacher and learner meet face to face only occasionally and in which the greater part of teaching is done through printed
materials or the electronic media (radio, television, telephone, etc.). Therefore, Distance Education describes a set of teaching and learning strategies that can be used to overcome spatial and temporal separation between educators and learners.
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