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ERIC Number: EJ873460
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 18
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1741-8887
Early Childhood Development and E-Learning in Africa: The Early Childhood Development Virtual University Programme
Pence, Alan
E-Learning, v4 n1 p15-23 2007
This article explores the development and evaluation of the graduate-level Early Childhood Development Virtual University (ECDVU) programme in Sub-Saharan Africa from 2001 through to 2004. It outlines the history of the ECDVU and the establishing of a Sub-Saharan programme for future leaders in the early childhood field guided by the key principle of community capacity building, developed through the author's involvement in an undergraduate educational programme in aboriginal communities of western Canada. The article explores the role of online technologies in the design, implementation and assessment of the ECDVU programme. A complex mix of online and face-to-face engagement was seen to underpin the programme's success in supporting students to enhance their contribution to the development of early childhood programmes in their respective communities.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Africa; Canada