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.
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.
List of Staff in the Directorate of Instructional Resources Development:
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
Dr. Felix Igbinoba
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