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Kanwar, A. S.; Carr, A.; Ortlieb, K.; Mohee, R. – Distance Education, 2018
With the growing demand for tertiary education, especially in Africa, the transformation of contact universities to dual-mode institutions is critical. However, conventional universities have had limited success establishing the dual-mode delivery stream. This paper assesses barriers to adoption and implementation of open and distance learning…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Open Universities, Distance Education, Conventional Instruction
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Carr, Alexis; Balasubramanian, K.; Atieno, Rosemary; Onyango, James – Distance Education, 2018
This paper discusses the relevance of lifelong learning vis-à-vis the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and stresses the need for an approach blending formal education, non-formal and informal learning. The role of Open and Distance Learning (ODL) in moving beyond formal education and the importance of integrating pedagogy, andragogy and…
Descriptors: Lifelong Learning, Empowerment, Sustainable Development, Nonformal Education
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Musita, Richard; Ogange, Betty O.; Lugendo, Dorine – Distance Education, 2018
The Kenyan education system has very limited re-entry options for learners who drop out before attaining secondary school certificate. It is very difficult to access training and or secure a job that requires at least secondary school education. This study examined the prospects of initiating Open and Distance e-Learning(ODeL) in re-entry…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, High School Students, Reentry Students, Dropouts
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Holmberg, Borge – Distance Education, 1985
Discusses several conditions that hamper the application of distance education in Kenya and describes three distance education programs that have been planned and executed since 1980 to illustrate what is presently being achieved. Programs include an inservice course for primary school teachers, a foundation course for adult literacy, and a…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Adult Literacy, Allied Health Occupations Education, Developing Nations
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Jenkins, Janet – Distance Education, 1989
Discusses trends in distance education in Africa, considers its contributions to national development, and suggests developments that are likely for the future. Case studies of Zambia, Kenya, and Zimbabwe suggest that critical factors for the effectiveness of distance education include the provision of adequate resources and firm political…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Developing Nations, Distance Education, Educational Finance