Why is Open Learning Failing the Masses of Africa?
The title of this paper is to some extent a rhetorical question. It reflects the rhetorical rather than scientific or academic purpose of the paper. It is given not so much to find provable answers as to stimulate the emotional and professional concern of educators attending this forum and to seek action on the problem it sets out to highlight.
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Namibian College of Open Learning (NAMCOL) (Commonwealth of Learning, Vancouver, 2010)The Commonwealth of Learning (COL) initiated and implemented a three day awareness and training workshop on Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E). This report details the session conducted for the Africa region. Twenty eight ...
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