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ERIC Number: EJ875004
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005
Pages: 13
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 16
ISSN: ISSN-1528-3518
Development of Distance Education in Mauritius
Dhurbarrylall, Roshun
Quarterly Review of Distance Education, v6 n3 p185-197 2005
Correspondence institutions in United Kingdom and South Africa have enrolled Mauritian students in various courses and programs at different levels for more than 50 years. The institutionalization of second-generation distance education (DE) using print and audiovisual media had modest beginnings with the inception of the Mauritius College of the Air (MCA) in the early 1970s, at around the same time that the United Kingdom Open University was beginning its operations. The MCA was re-enacted in 1985 with renewed interest in media and distance education in the wake of World Bank interest in funding the development of the educational sector in Mauritius. In this article, the author discusses the development of distance education and its implementation in Mauritius. The author asserts that a national strategy for the further development of DE in Mauritius based on acquired experience is highly desirable and now is the opportune time to do this.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Mauritius; South Africa; United Kingdom