The Editing Cell was established in 1979 for improving the distance learning materials, prepared by the departments, AIOU being a distance education institution imparting non-formal education. As in this system, text of the course has to be structured and presented as self-explanatory and self study material fulfilling the need of a teacher, therefore, it requires appropriate format, language and pacing of concepts suitable to the levels of the students. Hence, editing takes a vital and crucial place in the system. Editing being an art, a skill and a quality to organize a scattered material in a self explanatory manner.
To edit the text in order to make it as simple and clear as possible and in accordance with the level of students concerned. The editor must ensure that the text teaches well and is presented in an appropriate style.
To communicate with the course coordinators and to ensure that all barriers to understanding, such as unintentional contradictions, ambiguities and confusing expression as removed.
To scan the course material for literal, grammar, construction and syntax etc., according to different levels.
To proof read all the study material of the university.
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Editing Cell Block-13 Allama Iqbal Open University H-8, Islamabad