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Simui, Francis; Namangala, B.; Tambulukani, G.; Ndhlovu, D. – Distance Education, 2018
This paper demystifies the process of open and distance learning (ODL) policy development in a dual-mode university after existing without one for 50¬†years. The two-pronged critical questions this paper addresses are: What does it take to successfully develop an ODL policy? And what aspects constitute an ODL policy applicable for a dual-mode…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Policy Formation, Distance Education, Open Education
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Nyaruwata, Leonorah Tendayi – Distance Education, 2018
This paper presents the successes and challenges faced in implementing the dual-mode strategy in higher education in the context of feminist theory. Worldwide, women's universities have been established by governments and private organisations to involve women more fully in the country's economic, political and social activities. The establishment…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Success, Barriers, Mixed Methods Research
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Amory, Alan; Bialobrzeska, Maryla; Welch, Tessa – Distance Education, 2018
The use of technology to support learning is becoming ubiquitous in Africa. However, technology is more often used to distribute information rather than as a tool to mediate learning. The work presented here on a programme for Zambian community school teachers (non-traditional students) illustrates how learning design allied to appropriate…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Nontraditional Students
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Makoe, Mpine – Distance Education, 2018
Although education policies in many African countries refer to the need for distance education to widen participation in universities, they have not articulated guidelines on how they plan to develop systems and structures that will support it. The purpose of this study was to develop a policy framework specific for distance education provision in…
Descriptors: Models, Information Technology, Distance Education, Educational Change
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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