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ERIC Number: EJ1017764
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Jun-10
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1990-3839
An Analysis of Challenges Faced by Students Learning in Virtual and Open Distance Learning System: A Case of Bindura University of Science Education (BUSE)
Dodo, Obediah; Makwerere, David; Parwada, Matavire; Parwada, Cosmas
Educational Research and Reviews, v8 n11 p700-707 Jun 2013
After realizing that the traditional modes of tuition in Zimbabwe's andragogy had either gone obsolete or over-crowded, BUSE ventured into a "virtualised" model of open and distance learning as a way of out-doing other competing universities. However, as the programme was rolled out, there came a myriad of challenges affecting the students ranging from financial, personal commitment, time, stereotypes, and social and work pressures. These constraints have, to some extent, negatively affected both the delivery of the programme and the pass rate of the students. The paper therefore seeks to make an analysis of challenges faced by students who are in the Virtual and Open Distance Learning (VODL) at BUSE based on a research conducted at the seven centres country-wide.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Zimbabwe
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