Instructional Resources Development

Welcome to the Directorate of Instructional Resources Development (DIRD), National Open University of Nigeria. The DIRD comprises the following: Course Materials Development, Printing & Publishing (including Docutech), and Multimedia/E-Learning Units. We are charged with the responsibility of building on existing synergy in these activity centres to provide contextually relevant self-learning instructional materials in diverse delivery formats: Print, electronic and other media.

A major task of the DIRD is to carry out quality auditing with a view to ensuring that NOUN course materials meet global standards and instructional objectives. We realise that instructional resources provision is a process and the DIRD is committed not only to making course materials more readily available, it also desires to make the process quicker.

General Information

The Directorate of Instructional Resources Development came
into being in September 2007 as an amalgam of five erstwhile separate units/activity centres:

  • Course Materials Development,
  • Printing & Publishing
  • Docutech (Print-on-Demand),
  • E-Learning and Multimedia Laboratory  (Kaduna)


Vision and Goals 
Our vision is to produce NOUN instructional materials, quicker, better and in great variety of accessible formats.
These keywords drive the IRD process.

 

Services and Activities

DIRD offers instructional materials in diverse delivery formats: print and non-print, web and non-web based, interactive and non-ineractive.This is because we are conscious of the fact that the real distance between distance learning and face-to-face learning is collapsing by the day.We realised that online learning is not about transplanting the typical University; rather it is radical demomstration of technology-enhanced education.Through DIRD- mediated materials, NOUN allows learners to exercise their power of choice over how to access their learning:audio tapes, CD-Roms, DVD,video coferencing,radio and television broadcast and the internet.

Staff

List of Staff in the Directorate of Instructional Resources Development: 

S/NNamesDesignation

1Mrs. Ambassador-Brikins H. O. C.Chief Editor

2Mrs. Nana ErinChief Editor

3Mr. Adegbite AmosPrinc. Tech. Officer

4Mr. Kenneth ObinyanSenior Engineer

5Mr. Ashaolu RufusPrinc. Tech. Officer

6Mrs. Maria OyagbolaPrinc. Conf. Secretary I

7Mrs. Seun T. OyenugaSnr. Secretarial Assistant

8Mrs. Nancy Ugochi ChidiebereSnr. Secretarial Assistant

9Mrs. Catherine Onoh-EmmanuelSnr. Secretarial Assistant

10Miss Deborah Onoabhagbe E.Secretarial Assistant

11Mr. Obum Eke Clerical Officer

12Mrs. Lucy HassanCleaner

Contact

Dr. Felix Igbinoba
Director (DIRD)


National Open University of Nigeria
Plot 91,Cadastral Zone,
Nnamdi Azikiwe Express Way,
Jabi-Abuja.
Email: ird@noun.edu.ng

Type (Directorate or Unit)
Directorates
Directorate/Unit Name
Instructional Resources Development
Director/Head
Dr. Felix E. Gbenoba
Email
dird@noun.edu.ng

How to Find Us

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Nnamdi Azikiwe Expressway
Jabi, Abuja 
Nigeria

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