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The credit rating of selected Distance Education study material at the OUSL

Open University of Sri Lanka OUSL
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  • Education
  • Credit Rating
  • Distance Education


This paper investigates the concept of credit rating in terms of the study time related to Distance Education Courses and compares the courses at OUSL with the norms accepted at OUUK. It presents the variability of workload in courses of study at OUSL by converting the number of pages and hours spent on practical components into study hours. It then analyses student performances of different courses and seeks out whether seemingly compatible workloads produce better student performances. Undergraduate student responses obtained though questionnaires on selected aspects of study material such as the level of difficulty and the ability to complete the allowed upper limit of course credits per academic year are related to time spent on studies. These are then compared with responses of graduands. Based on these findings the paper investigates the question whether the credit rating assigned to OUSL courses reflect a need for re-assessment. doi: 10.4038/ouslj.v1i0.370 OUSL Journal (1997) Vol.1, (pp.45-62)

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