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The African Virtual University: the limits and possibilities of distance education in Africa-the case of the African university

Dzvimbo, Kuzvinetsa Peter

Abstract:
NEPAD and the African Union have committed themselves to working with African governments and institutions to expand access to relevant, flexible and cost effective distance teaching and open learning.  The introduction to this paper provides an account of the African Virtual University and the reason why it was established as well as an explanation of the Virtual Colombo Plan initiative.  The author further elaborates on the role of ICT's in higher education, the AVU programs and partnerships, and the certificates and courses offered at the university.  The paper also provides a discussion on the challenges in implementing distance education programs in Africa.

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Title of Paper: The African Virtual University: the limits and possibilities of distance education in Africa-the case of the African university


Date:2004
Document Type:Conference Paper
Subject Area:Teaching and Learning
Country:African Continent
Keywords:African Virtual University, Distance Education, Access to Higher Education, Open and Distance Learning, Information & Communication Technology ICT


File Size:147 KB
Rights:Permission granted by the author
Date Added:01 November 2007


Dzvimbo, Kuzvinetsa Peter (2004). The African Virtual University: the limits and possibilities of distance education in Africa-the case of the African university Paper presented at the All Africa Ministers' Conference on Open Learning and Distance Education, Cape Town