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Distance Education Resources in Africa

  • Acacia Initiative - an international effort to empower sub-Saharan African Communities with the ability to apply information and communication technologies to their own social and economic development.
  • ICDL - Africa - Countries - List of countries in Africa included in the International Centre for Distance Learning (ICDL) Database
  • African Educational Research Network (AERN) - AERN, a self-sustaining, voluntary association to promote regular contacts in the pursuit of activities that strengthen research capacities of the several partners.
  • African Virtual University evaluation - feedback to AVU staff at the World Bank about the progress of the activities undertaken in the pilot phase of the AVU project; the 1997-1998 academic year.
  • COL Report on Programmes - May 1996 - Commonwealth of Learning (COL) document archives.
  • Communities and the Information Society: - overview of the state and potential of Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) in education, prepared for the International Development Research Centre of Canada (IDRC).
  • Directory of ERIC Resource Collections - lists more than 1,000 organizations that provide individuals with access to the ERIC database and related resources.
  • Distance Education in Malawi - A Secondary Education Sub-Sector (SESS) review which will situate distance education within the context of a long-term secondary education framework for the Government of Malawi.
  • Distance Learning for Change in Africa - focuses on: institutions programmes and courses, target groups, learning models, available information technology, student support, resources and cost, human resources and expertise available, future needs and plans in distance learning. It also looks at concessions and procurement of information technology applicable in African developing countries to distance learning.
  • GhaCLAD'98 Abstract Directory - GhaCLAD: Ghana Computer Literacy & Distance Education directory of abstracts of papers.
  • GhaCLAD: Ghana Computer Literacy/Distance Education Project - The Ghana Computer Literacy and Distance Education PROJECT (GhaCLAD) is a not-for-profit corporation in the State of Illinois, in the United States. GHACLAD is committed to the inclusion of Ghana and the rest of Africa in the mushrooming information technology movement and the empowerment of disadvantaged groups in rural and urban Ghana in gaining access to indigenous and emerging information communications technologies.
  • ICDE Search Function - To search all article abstracts in the International Council for Open and Distance Education (ICDE) database
  • JUMP*START - A comprehensive -- and constantly updated -- listing of World Wide Web sites covering a wide range of South African issues including politics, business, arts, travel, education, computers and the Internet.
  • Learning Channel Online - Online resources for revision for matriculation examinations.
  • Mail & Guardian : The Teacher November, 1998 - Electronic Mail & Guardian, daily South African news online - Educating the Nation: A monthly online resource for South African teachers.
  • PRIME: New Initiatives - Africa - PRIME will fund and technically support the development and application of strategic and technical approaches to regional and country-specific initiatives which have the potential for wider application in the PRIME project.
  • SchoolNet, Africa, and the IDRC - This paper represents a response to the need of the IDRC for an understanding of Canada's SchoolNet in the context of Acacia, the initiative promoting the application of Information and Communication Technologies for development in sub-Saharan Africa.
  • Ubuntu Edunet interactive distance learning and training in SA - Ubuntu Edunet is a satellite-based, fully interactive distance learning and training company that has created an infrastructure whereby interactive training, distance learning, teacher-training, conferences and workshops, communication opportunities, and marketing sessions, etc, can all be delivered the length and breadth of South Africa.
  • World Bank Global Distance EducationNet - The Global Distance EducationNet (DistEdNet) is a knowledge guide to distance education designed to help clients of the World Bank and others interested in using distance education for human development.
  • The World Wide Web Virtual Library: Distance Education - The World Wide Web Virtual Library list of DE resource links
  • ZaZoo : Education : Distance Education - Links to South African distance education sites.

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