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Mukama, Evode – Journal of Learning for Development, 2018
The purpose of this paper is to analyse the interplay between policy formulation and implementation in terms of the historical practices of open distance learning (ODL) in Rwanda. This paper draws on the Foucauldian genealogical and governmentality analysis. The paper examines government aspirations as depicted in policy statements starting from…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Distance Education, Teaching Methods, Educational Technology
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Baijnath, Narend – Journal of Learning for Development, 2018
Education is at the core of South Africa's national development. The National Development Plan recognizes the potential of education to transform individuals and drive attainment of other development goals. The country's higher education system is characterized by low participation and high attrition. This presents challenges for the attainment of…
Descriptors: Outcomes of Education, Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Economic Development
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Simui, F.; Thompson, L. C.; Mundende, K.; Mwewa, G.; Kakana, F.; Chishiba, A.; Namangala, B. – Journal of Learning for Development, 2017
This case study focuses on print-based instructional materials available to distance education learners at the University of Zambia. Using the Visual Paradigm Software, we model distance education learners' voices into sociograms to make a contribution to the ongoing discourse on quality distance learning in poorly resourced communities. Emerging…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Case Studies, Instructional Materials, Printed Materials
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Bonk, Curtis J.; Lee, Mimi Miyoung – Journal of Learning for Development, 2017
This research targeted the learning preferences, goals and motivations, achievements, challenges, and possibilities for life change of self-directed online learners enrolled in a massive open online course (MOOC) related to online teaching hosted by Blackboard using CourseSites. Data collection included a 40-item survey, of which 159 MOOC…
Descriptors: Learning Motivation, Academic Achievement, Independent Study, Open Education
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Gokool-Ramdoo, Sushita; Rumjaun, Anwar Bhai – Journal of Learning for Development, 2017
Critical pedagogy, practitioner experience and a regulatory perspective are employed to scrutinize the notion of Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) as it occurs in the literature. They promote understanding of the challenges impeding the completion of unfinished ESD businesses. In response to practitioner-expressed needs, this paper…
Descriptors: Sustainable Development, Environmental Education, Guidelines, Critical Theory
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Mnubi, Godfrey Magoti – Journal of Learning for Development, 2017
This paper analyses whether the gender-sensitive and democratically elected student councils helped in strengthening school leadership and providing a platform for increased awareness and advocacy for male and female students to address their needs and rights in primary and secondary schools in Tanzania. The data were collected through qualitative…
Descriptors: Gender Differences, Student Government, Foreign Countries, Democracy
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Bose, Sutapa – Journal of Learning for Development, 2016
This case study examines the policies formulated by the Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU), an open and distance learning university of India for regulating the practices related to the assignments of its Bachelor of Education programme. Following the examination it argues that some policies are formulated in the context of the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Open Universities, Educational Policy, Assignments
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Hood, Nina; Littlejohn, Allison – Journal of Learning for Development, 2016
MOOCs are re-operationalising traditional concepts in education. While they draw on elements of existing educational and learning models, they represent a new approach to instruction and learning. The challenges MOOCs present to traditional education models have important implications for approaching and assessing quality. This paper foregrounds…
Descriptors: Large Group Instruction, Online Courses, Teaching Methods, Educational Technology
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Darojat, Ojat; Nilson, Michelle; Kaufman, David – Journal of Learning for Development, 2015
Open universities have emerged as an innovative pillar in the expansion of access to higher education participation, with single-mode distance education providers broadening access in many countries through economies of scale supported by large enrolments. These models raise questions about the quality of education provided. This paper reports on…
Descriptors: Quality Assurance, Educational Quality, Distance Education, Case Studies
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Alam, Shafiqul – Journal of Learning for Development, 2015
Community plays an important role in childhood education. This research has identified the community factors that affect learners' achievement through the use of case studies. Qualitative data were captured by semi-structured interview and data interpretation was underpinned by concepts derived from human capital and social capital theories. This…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Community Influence, Elementary School Students, Academic Achievement
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Gilzene-Cheese, Florence – Journal of Learning for Development, 2015
With changes in the global economic landscape, universities are employing adjunct staff to instruct their online courses in new and expanding programs. Concomitantly, the growth of information and communication technology worldwide has facilitated the creation of classrooms without walls and universities without borders. The challenge for…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Virtual Universities, Educational Quality, Adjunct Faculty
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Tanyanyiwa, Vincent Itai; Mutambanengwe, Betty – Journal of Learning for Development, 2015
The teaching and designing of modules at Zimbabwe Open University (ZOU) is the principal responsibility of a single body of teaching staff, although some authors and content reviewers could be sourced from elsewhere if they are not available in ZOU. This survey, through a case study, examines the involvement of lecturers and staff in the…
Descriptors: Instructional Materials, Open Universities, Foreign Countries, Case Studies