This course introduces basic principles of distance education. It is intended to be adapted and used by distance education policy makers, managers, course developers, learner supporters, and information communication technology managers.


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Course contents

  • Chapter 1: Defining Distance Education
  • Chapter 2: Open and Distance Learning in New Environments
  • Chapter 3: Managing the Distance Education System
  • Chapter 4: Open and Distance Learning Study Materials
  • Chapter 5: Supporting the Distance Education Learner
  • Chapter 6: The Communication Issue in Distance Education
  • Chapter 7: Distance Education Systems in Southern Africa
  • Chapter 8: Challenges and the Future of Distance Education
  • Chapter 9: Facing the Challenges: the Malawi Experience