Practical and Critical Issues in Open Distance Learning

Practical and Critical Issues in Open Distance Learning


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Practical and Critical Issues in Open Distance Learning by Anniekie Ravhudzulo

In the context of developing countries, open distance learning (ODL) is a viable solution for higher education. This book maps the field of distance education and its socio-political context. It uncovers key debates surrounding learner support, and it provides practical demonstrations of e-learning and mobile technology. The diverse contributions reflect flexible, dynamic, and innovative teaching and learning approaches suitable for policy makers, curriculum developers, academics, and researchers. The book critically explores various systems, policies, and often disparate issues that govern an ODL institution. It addresses both practical and theoretical aspects of curriculum design, postgraduate student support, as well as the experiences of students with disabilities, via ODL. [Subject: Higher Education]

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781868888054
Publisher: Unisa Press
Publication date: 10/01/2015
Pages: 223
Product dimensions: 6.60(w) x 9.40(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

Dedication v

Acknowledgements xi

Abbreviations xiii

Introduction xv

Part I Critical Issues in Open Distance Learning 1

Chapter 1 Critical Issues and Changing Practices in Open Distance Learning Sibusiso C Ndlangamandla - University of South Africa 3

Chapter 2 The Role of Open Distance Learning in Promoting Higher Education Ndileleni Paulinah Mudzielwana - University of Venda 13

Chapter 3 From Correspondence to Open Distance Learning A Unlsa Lecturer's Perspective Gerda Ferreira - University of South Africa 21

Chapter 4 The Design and Development of Curriculum in ODL Willa Louw - University of South Africa 29

Chapter 5 The Use of Multiple-Choice Questions as an Assessment Method: A Unisa Case Study Matlakalana Sarah Tshesane - University of South Africa 39

Chapter 6 Some Considerations for Policy Issues in Distance Education in the South African Context Azwinndini Christopher Tshivhase - University of South Africa 51

Chapter 7 Open and Distance Learning in Sub-Saharan Africa: Promises and Threats Dele Braimoh - University of South Africa 69

Part II Supporting ODL Students 79

Chapter 3 The Experiences of Students with Disabilities at the University of South Africa: Efforts at Promoting a Positive Student Experience Sivalingum Moodley - University of South Africa 81

Chapter 9 Effective Learner Support Or Not Anniekie Ravhudzulo - University of South Africa 95

Chapter 10 Strategies for Consulting Lecturers at Tertiary Institutions Ratau John Monobe - University of Venda 105

Chapter 11 Supporting the Postgraduate Student at a Distance: A Personal Encounter Kofi Poku Quan-Baffour - University of South Africa 113

Chapter 12 The Relationship between the Postgraduate Supervisor and the Student Aaron Ravhudzulo - University of Venda 121

Part III Changing Practices in ODL 131

Chapter 13 Building Working Relationships between Professional Departments and Colleges Mariana Petersen- Waughtal - University of South Africa 133

Chapter 14 Online Learning Leonie Steyn - University of South Africa 145

Chapter 15 Mobile Supported Language Learning Maria Madiope - University of South Africa 159

Chapter 16 The impact of Technologies in Enhancing Teaching and Learning in Distance Education Mpine Makoe - University of South Africa 167

Chapter 17 Helping Students to Manage their Workload Wendy Kilfoil - University of Pretoria 175

About the Authors 189

Index 197

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