Virtual Campus Awaits First Results

from the virtual-education dept

With all the talk about online learning in the US, here’s a good example of how it can be used effectively in very different circumstances. Apparently the World Bank has helped set up a Virtual African University to try to bring distance learning to people on the African continent. Realizing the difficulty in guaranteeing computer access, the work is all “mixed mode”. The coursework can be accessed via the internet, a local server, a CD-ROM and paper – depending on the situation and connectivity. The program has only completed its first semester, so no one is sure how the program will turn out, but the initial results sound encouraging.


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