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Training Programme
Updated on 10 Nov, 2019

Academic Counsellors’ Training Online (ACT-Online) Training Programme

Email: actonline@ignou.ac.in

Academic Counsellors’ Training Online (ACT-Online) programme is designed specifically for those who are engaged in or wish to be engaged in the tasks of providing tutoring/counseling and other technology-mediated support to the distance learners. The ACT- Online is grounded in both the theory and practice of ODL. Some of the important contents covered in this programme are: ODL concept, models, development, student support, tutoring and counseling, importance of assignments, evaluation of assignment responses, development of study skills and self-learning, support to the educationally disadvantaged students, use of new technologies for student support etc.
The ACT-Online programme requires 90 hours or three credits workload and duration of 45-90 days (Min-Mix).
The target groups include:
  • Academic Counsellors of IGNOU
  • Faculty/interested members from other institutions (DDEs/DTIs/SOUs)
Part A: Use of computer (Word processing use of e-mail and presentation) for student support services.
Part B:  System based information covering concept of Open Distance Learning (ODL), tutoring, counseling, and assessment in ODL etc.
Part C: Activities to be performed by each participant
  • Lesson plan for 5 sessions.
  • Essay-My role and experience as an Academic Counsellor in ODL.
  • Grading / Marking and commenting on 5 assignment responses.
  • Collecting Student feedback – at least 10-15 students.