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Inclusion and Access to Technology in ODL programs – A Case of Commonwealth Executive MBA Program in Bangladesh

Forhad, Md. Abddur Rahman and Kamal, Mostafa Azad (2013): Inclusion and Access to Technology in ODL programs – A Case of Commonwealth Executive MBA Program in Bangladesh.

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Abstract

Distance learning process is a growing phenomenon across the world. The technological innovations can offer more effective techniques to distribute the academic knowledge in a more flexible way than that in campus learning system. This study will brief the current scenario of the access and inclusion issues of technology to the learners enrolled into different ODL programs, Commonwealth Executive Master of Business Administration (CEMBA) at significant relationship between the progress of the learners and the access Bangladesh Open University (BOU) in particular. This study will use an econometric technique to analyze the results using a primary data set collected from the regional learning centers across the country. Then, we will explain the current scenario of the learners’ access and inclusion into various technologies and the scope the use of technologies for the betterment of the CEMBA program. The study will also investigate the impact of technology use on the delivery of tutorials and student support services. This study finds there is no statistically and use of technologies. The study also finds that the learners’ expectation about technology use is very high and the sufficient resources or initiatives should be taken by the BOU to boost up use of technologies in CEMBA program.

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