Development of Self Learning Material

By Dr. Sunil Dutt   |   National Institute of Technical Teachers Training and Research, Chandigarh.
Learners enrolled: 578
In order that learners learn in their own time and at their own pace with little or no supervision, self learning materials are designed to facilitate the learning process. Self-directed learning can be challenging, even for the brightest and most motivated students. The course introduces the learner to the need: New challenges and trends; concept of Learning Material and its purposes; essential characteristics of SLMs; general principles of Learning Material Development; process of developing Self Learning Material; structure of Self Learning Materials; producing prototype; validation.
Course Status : Completed
Course Type : Not Applicable
Duration : 8 weeks
Category :
  • Teacher Education
Credit Points : 2
Level : Continuing Education
Start Date : 01 Aug 2023
End Date : 31 Oct 2023
Enrollment Ends : 31 Aug 2023
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Course layout

Week 1 One online graded tutorial and Discussion
Week 2 One assignment (not for submission) and one online graded tutorial 
Week 3 Two online graded tutorials
Week 4 One assignment and one online graded tutorial
Week 5 Two online graded tutorials and one assignment
Week 6 One online graded tutorial. One video for solutions of a few assignment problems.
Week 7 One assignment (not for submission) and two online graded tutorials 
Week 8 Revision and submission of one Self Learning Material on any topic of learner’s choice

Books and references

  1. Jayaram, K and Dorababu, KK (2015).  Self learning materials in distance education system. International Journal of Current Research. Vol. 7, Issue, 10, pp.21929-21934. 
  2. Foundations of Self-Learning Materials. http://wikieducator.org/Session_3.
  3. Minnick, DR (1989).  A guide to creating Self Learning Materials. International Rice Research Institute Los Baños, Laguna, Philippines.
  4. Rowntree, Derek (1986). Teaching Through Self-Instruction, Kogan Page, London/Nichola Pub. Comp. New York. 
  5. Murthy, CRK and Santosh Panda (2002). Report of the Workshop on Strategies for Revision of Self-Learning Materials, IGNOU, New Delhi. (Unpublished).
  6. Creating learning materials for open and distance learning: A Handbook for Authors and Instructional Designers (2005). Commonwealth of Learning. Vancouver: Canada

Instructor bio

Dr. Sunil Dutt

National Institute of Technical Teachers Training and Research, Chandigarh.
Dr. Sunil Dutt is Professor, Education & Educational Management at National Institute of Technical Teachers Training and Research, Chandigarh since November, 1992. He holds M.Sc. (Hons.) Chemistry, Master of Education and Ph. D. (Education). He has 2½ years’ experience in industries and 32 years’ experience in teaching, research and consultancy projects. His areas of specialization include Educational Technology, Research Methodology, Guidance & Counseling, Measurement & Evaluation and Educational Management. He has to his credit 05 text books, 49 research publications.  Besides, he has guided 27 M.Tech. Engineering Education and 30 Ph.D. thesis.

Course certificate

Interested Learners can enroll and learn the course for free. 
If You wish to Get certified on this course you must register and write the proctored exam conducted by SWAYAM in person at any of the designated exam centers.
  • The Registration fee for the proctored exam is Rs 1000/- (Rupees one thousand only).
  • Date and Time of Exams: 2nd Saturday & Sunday of November (tentative); 
  • Announcements will be made when the exam registration form is open for registrations along with the url
  • The online registration form has to be filled and the certification exam fee needs to be paid. More details will be made available when the exam registration form is published. If there are any changes, it will be mentioned then.
  • Please check the form for more details on the cities where the exams will be held, the conditions you agree to when you fill the form etc.

  • Internal assignment score = 30%, The average of best 3 assignments out of the total assignments given in the course.
  • Exam score = 70% of the proctored exam score out of 100
  • Final score = Average assignment score + Exam score
  • You will be eligible for a certificate only if average assignment score >=10/30 and exam score >= 30/70
  • Certificate will have your name, photograph, roll number and the percentage of score in the final exam. It will have the logos of MHRD (Ministry of Human Resource Development), SWAYAM and NITTTR. 
  • Only the e-certificate will be made available. Hard copies will not be dispatched.

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