1Indira Gandhi National Open University 2Indira Gandhi National Open University
One of the components constituting quality of open and distance learning programmes is planning of self‐learning printed material (SLPM) content load itself. Content load determines students’ workload. The present paper aims to measure students’ workload in selected nine programmes of Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU), India. Feedback on the workload and other related an aspect of the course material was obtained from 319 respondents with the help of structured questionnaire. The data collected from the students were analysed using SPSS package. Findings from the study provided an understanding of the students’ time spent on different courses of their respective programmes. While majority of the respondents were satisfied with the language, quality of printing, content and structure of the courses, the time spent studying them varied from course to course. In some courses, respondents spent more time than required. This paper has been based on the feedback and suggestions from the students of nine programmes, which we hope, will help the faculty in deciding on the credits of a particular programme or a course at the time of developing new courses and also while revising them.