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Objectives


The objectives of STRIDE are :
 
  • To identify training needs of different target groups already involved and those expected to get involved in open distance education;
  • To build up a resource base of up-to-date information, training materials, courses and expertise, and make such resources available whenever needed;
  • To develop training strategies and training materials to meet the various needs of different types of individuals and distance teaching/training institutions;
  • To organise and conduct training and staff development activities for the identified target groups and institutions through various strategies leading to completion of certificates, diplomas and degrees;
  • To promote research in Open and Distance Education at the fundamental, experimental and application levels in order to constantly enrich the training programmes and management processes and meet the challenges of the expanding educational environment;
  • To offer research degree programmes to eligible target group leading to MPhil and PhD degrees;
  • To respond to the needs of dynamic systems of education and development using information and communication technologies;