Interactive Multimedia Technology for Distance Education in Bangladesh Open University (BOU)- Progress of Works
being one of the least developed countries in this region with a
population of 120 million mostly rural population, is progressing with
great ambition and highest allocation in budget for education sector ever
towards its dream of a 100% educated population by the year 2006.
Established by the Bangladesh government in 1992 and with a student
enrolment of 200,000 accessing their educational facilities through 12
regional resource centres, 80 local centres and 400 tutorial centres
the university is playing a key role in general education. Necessary
infrastructure has been set up and more planned approach is needed to
reach the general population located at remote regions to enhance this
collaborative learning system different from the conventional learning
system. Radio, television and computer technologies including use of
Internet and interactive multimedia methods are all components of the
effort promoting virtual learning methodologies. A fiber optic based Wide
Area Network (WAN), a Linux based e-mail server, two Novell based servers
and a Windows NT based gateway are already working within the main campus
of the University. This paper provides an overview of this project to
deliver education with 12 regional resource centres, 80 local centres and
400 tutorial centres.
Interactive multimedia, distance learning, Bangladesh Open University.
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