(A State Open University established by the Tamil Nadu Government ,
Recognised by UGC-DEB, Accorded with 12(B) status by UGC
Member in Asian Association of Open Universities and Association of Commonwealth Universities)
Online Learning is fast and easy way of teaching and learning through network technologies. Online education has become a viable alternative to pursue education in present scenario. The trends show that online education has gained huge popularity in last few years due to the ease of access. The current work forces expected to be highly knowledgeable and skilled. It also expects that the learning process should take place continuously and acquire new skills by engaging in lifelong learning. The online learning has undergone many changes and the growth and development is tremendous in the short duration of time. Technology enhancement has made the online learning simpler and provides more choice to the users. The best thing about online learning programmes is effective learning, quality of education, flexibility and variety & diversity.
The basic objective of online learning is to take the best teaching learning resources to all, including the most disadvantaged. The latest notification of UGC reiterates that the Courses cleared through online in the UGC recognized institutions/organisations permitted for credit transfer for other relevant courses in other higher academic programmes. Appraising the benefit of the online education, the Department of Higher Education, Government of Tamil Nadu has initiated and Hon'ble Minister for Higher Education announced in the floor of Legislative Assembly pertaining to the launching online learning programmes under the Tamil Nadu Open university to bridge the digital divide for learners who have until now remained unreached by the digital revolution and have not been able to join the mainstream of the knowledge economy.
Tamil Nadu Open University
No 577, Anna Salai, Saidapet,
Chennai - 600 015.
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