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ERIC Number: ED503280
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 196
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
Technology-Mediated Open and Distance Education for Agricultural Education and Improved Livelihoods in Sub-Saharan Africa. Country Case Studies
Alluri, Krishna, Ed.; Zachmann, Rainer, Ed.
Commonwealth of Learning
The Learning for Livelihoods Sector of the Commonwealth of Learning (COL) addresses the major challenges related to learning and skills development that are key for living and for improvement of livelihoods. Developing conceptual frameworks, influencing policy, enabling technology-mediated learning, and strengthening networks and partnerships are some of the strategies that COL uses for promoting learning and skills for agricultural development, poverty alleviation, and environmental protection. In this context, COL aims at building individual and institutional capacity in the use of information and communication technologies (ICT) combined with open and distance learning (ODL) in the way of technology-mediated open and distance education (Tech-MODE). COL supports learning activities at various levels from grassroots to policy through partnerships with public, private and community-based national, regional and international institutions and organisations involved in agricultural education, extension, research and development. In sub-Saharan Africa (SSA), the Forum for Agricultural Research in Africa (FARA), and international agricultural research centres of the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR) are key international partners. Anticipating that Tech-MODE will become an essential tool in the delivery of information, knowledge and education in sub-Saharan Africa, COL undertook eight country case studies with the help of national collaborators from Cameroon, Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia. Following a Synthesis of Eight Country Case Studies, Stakes and Challenges for Technology-Mediated Open and Distance Education (Tech-MODE) in Agricultural Education are discussed for: (1) Cameroon; (2) Ghana; (3) Kenya; (4) Nigeria; (5) Sierra Leone; (6) Tanzania; (7) Uganda; and (8) Zambia. Foreword and Country Collaborator information is also included. [Country Collaborators for this report were Ajaga Nji, Collins Osei, Reuben Aggor, Edward Badu, Geoffrey Kironchi, Agnes Mwang'ombe, Adewale Adekunle, Adeolu Ayanwale, Morolake Adekunle, Moses Ubaru, Aliyageen Alghali, Bob Conteh, Edwin Momoh, Camilius Sanga, Ayubu Jacob Churi, Siza Tumbo, Moses Tenywa, Bernard Fungo, Mungule Chikoye and Martin Kaonga.]
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Commonwealth of Learning
Identifiers - Location: Cameroon; Ghana; Kenya; Nigeria; Sierra Leone; Tanzania; Uganda; Zambia