Distance Education/Open Learning
Distance Education/Open Learning
- Rumajogee, Anand Ramsamy. February 2002. “Distance Education and Open Learning in sub-Saharan Africa: A Literature Survey on Policy and Practice”. Working Group on Distance Education and Open Learning, Association for the Development of Education in Africa. http://www.adeanet.org/publications/docs/open%20learning%201.pdf. This report is a review of the literature on current developments and prospects in the field of open and distance learning in Sub-Saharan Africa.
- Butcher, Neil. December 2003. “Technological Infrastructure and use of ICT in Education in Africa: An overview”. ADEA Working Group on Distance Education and Open Learning. http://www.adeanet.org/publications/docs/ICT_eng.pdf. This book examines existing technological infrastructure and use of information and communication technologies in education and explores how ICT can support distance education and open learning in Africa.
- “South West : UB Armed for Distance Learning”. November 2006. Cameroon Tribune. http://www.cameroon-tribune.net/article.php?lang=Fr&oled=j15092006&idart=38888&olarch=#. The University of Buea has announced its readiness to make distance learning more realistic in the next academic year.
- “Distance Education, Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs)– Policy Challenges”. March 27-31, 2006. Association for the Development of Education in Africa, Biennale on Education in Africa held in Libreville, Gabon. http://www.adeanet.org/biennial-2006/D.%20Doc%20Pl%E9ni%E8res/PL5_2_GTEDAL_en.pdf#search=%22%22Southern%20African%20Regional%20Distance%20Education%20Centre%22. Provides an insight into the status of technological infrastructure in sub-Saharan Africa needed to support DE interventions.
- “Toolkit Preview: Designing Open and Distance Learning for Teacher Education in Sub-Saharan Africa: A Toolkit for Educators and Planners”. March 2006. http://web.worldbank.org/WBSITE/EXTERNAL/COUNTRIES/AFRICAEXT/EXTAFRREGTOPEDUCATION/EXTAFRREGTOPDISEDU/0,,contentMDK:20821714~pagePK:34004173~piPK:34003707~theSitePK:732264,00.html. The toolkit focuses on the development of open and distance learning and teacher education programmes.
- “Developing effective ICT-supported distance education delivery models and methodologies”. Project duration: September 2004 - December 2005. UNESCO. http://portal.unesco.org/education/en/ev.php-URL_ID=42892&URL_DO=DO_TOPIC&URL_SECTION=201.html. The project’s purpose was to develop e-learning materials to improve distance education for Namibian secondary schools.
- “University of Swaziland Institute of Distance Education”. . http://www.uniswa.sz/academics/ide/. The website has a summary of programmes offered.
- Allais, S.M. 2003. “Distance Education in Francophone African Countries: report of a research visit”. Open Learning through Distance Education. 9 (2): 10-13. http://www.saide.org.za/resources/0000000051/2003.pdf. Report of the research findings of a short visit to three Francophone African countries. The aim was to gather information on distance education projects to contribute to an international ‘knowledge base’ on distance education and open learning in Higher Education, and to promote relations and exchange of good practice between African Anglophone and Francophone practitioners.
- “Teacher Education Through Distance Learning”. October 2001. UNESCO. http://portal.unesco.org/education/en/ev.php-URL_ID=45578&URL_DO=DO_TOPIC&URL_SECTION=201.html. This document is a summary of case studies that include one in each of Burkino Faso and Nigeria and two in South Africa.
- "UNESCO to Sponsor Pilot Satellite Distance Learning Course on Telecentres in Africa”. May 2004. UNESCO Daily News Service. http://portal.unesco.org/ci/en/ev.php-URL_ID=13920&URL_DO=DO_TOPIC&URL_SECTION=201.html. This project demonstrated and tested the potential of digital radio to deliver low budget, effective, multimedia based and real time distance education to rural learners in Ethiopia, Namibia, Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia.
- “Education – Under Construction”. November 2003. UNESCO. http://portal.unesco.org/education/en/ev.php-. There is a growing commitment by African governments to development of ICTs and use of these technologies for Distance Education. Additionally, there are strong indicators that open and distance learning is becoming more central to the education policy of many countries.
- Martey, A. 2004. “ICT in Distance Education in Ghana”. Library Hi Tech News incorporating Online and CD Notes. 21(5):16-18(3). Emerald Group Publishing Ltd. http://www.ingentaconnect.com/content/mcb/239/2004/00000021/00000005/art00006. This study describes the ICT scene in Ghana from 1996 to 2004. The emphasis is on the benefits that distance learners in Ghana will derive from an ICT-enhanced distance education.
- Perraton, Hillary. October 2001. “Teacher Education Through Distance Learning”. UNESCO. http://portal.unesco.org/education/en/ev.php-URL_ID=45578&URL_DO=DO_TOPIC&URL_SECTION=201.html. A summary of case studies in Burkino Faso, Nigeria, and South Africa to ascertain what distance education methods were being used and how effective they were.
- “E-Learning: Promoting Distance Education at the Secondary Level”. September 6, 2005. Windhoek, Namibia: UNESCO. http://portal.unesco.org/es/ev.php-URL_ID=28751&URL_DO=DO_TOPIC&URL_SECTION=.html. A pilot project to develop effective ICT supported distance education delivery models and methodologies for secondary schools in Namibia. This collaborative venture between UNESCO and the Namibian College for Open Learning was initiated in January 2005.
- Schroeder, Ray, ed. August 27, 2005. “Online Learning Update”. http://people.uis.edu/rschr1/onlinelearning/archive/2005_08_21_archive.html. The Nigerian Open University is providing open and distance learning courses in study centres equipped by the fire service, police and Nigerian Prison Service.