South Africa has one of the lowest graduation rates at Master’s and doctoral levels.
Higher education institutions which offer distance learning must support students -- especially postgraduates.
The classroom of the future.
The future of education is in the clouds.
Students can feel very isolated when studying through a distance education programme.
Distance education for teacher training has its problems. Improved support can address these issues - but some of it should come from students themselves.
Online education can work just as well in Africa.
Even though online learning has finally come into its own in higher education internationally, East Africa appears reluctant to embrace it fully.
It’s no longer acceptable to upload chapters from a textbook onto a website and call it a course.
It’s no longer acceptable to upload video lectures to a website and call it a course. We need to start redesigning courses from scratch to find new ways to engage students.
Distance learning is one way for Ghanaian entrepreneurs like Sena Ahadji to earn degrees without giving up their work.
Ghana's universities are working hard to bring in more students – including those who can't afford to study full time and want good quality distance learning options.
Many women are trying to juggle existing work and family. They feel distance learning gives them the opportunity to improve their career prospects without dropping any balls.
Distance learning provides a great way for women who are already working to improve their skills and meet their own standards for a successful career.
Holograms offer the promise of transforming electronic modes of teaching.
Holograms could make science and technology accessible as part of a new way of teaching.
Opening doors for former offenders.
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Re-offending rates of former prisoners in England and Wales are stubbornly high, at more than 50% for young adults – and this costs the taxpayer between £9.5m and £13m per year. Despite the fact that research…