Distance education has demonstrated great potential for increasing openness in learning, and has been shown to be cost-effective. It describes a collection of methods for the provision of structured learning. It avoids the need for learners to discover the curriculum by attending classes for long periods. It aims to create a quality learning environment using an appropriate combination of different learning resources, tutorial support, tutorials, peer group discussion, and practical sessions. Effective use of educational technology can address some of the underlying educational challenges facing distance education provision, particularly in Africa.
In this space Saide will provide our understanding of distance education and a record of our contributions to publications on distance education.
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