Teaching mixed-mode: A case study in remote delivery of computer science in Africa

Howell, S, Harris, M, Wilkinson, S, Zuluaga, C and Voutier, P 2004, 'Teaching mixed-mode: A case study in remote delivery of computer science in Africa', Educational Media International, vol. 41, pp. 297-306.


Document type: Journal Article
Collection: Journal Articles

Title Teaching mixed-mode: A case study in remote delivery of computer science in Africa
Author(s) Howell, S
Harris, M
Wilkinson, S
Zuluaga, C
Voutier, P
Year 2004
Journal name Educational Media International
Volume number 41
Start page 297
End page 306
Total pages 9
Publisher Routledge
Abstract In February 2003, RMIT University in Melbourne, Australia, commenced delivery of a Computer Science diploma and degree programme using mixed mode delivery to 250 university students in sub-Saharan Africa, through a World Bank funded project designed for the African Virtual University (AVU). The project is a unique experience made possible by collaboration and co-operation between Australian and African partners and incorporating a student-centred philosophy and mixed-mode delivery. The project also has an ongoing commitment to building African capacity for online development and delivery of courseware through a defined capacity building programme for the University of Dar es Salaam, (UDSM), which will take over the project in 2007. This paper discusses the relevant philosophies of the major partners in the project, outlines the components of the mixed mode delivery strategy and identifies the successes and challenges uncovered in the first year of operation.
Subject Education not elsewhere classified
DOI - identifier 10.1080/0952398042000328311
Copyright notice © 2004 International Council for Educational Media
ISSN 0952-3987
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