Laweh Participates in African Council for Distance Education Confab in Tanzania

Laweh Open University is among a number of universities across the continent currently taking part in a two-day conference of Vice Chancellors and/or their representatives of African distance education institutions at the Open University of Tanzania (OUT), Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.

The dual-purpose confab, 21st Programme Steering Committee and 37th Executive Board Meetings, is under the auspices of the African Council for Distance Education (ACDE).
Laweh Open University is ably represented by Belinda Bornmai, a lecturer and member of the Academic Affairs Department of the University. In attendance are representatives of The Open University, UK and University of Maryland University College (UMUC), USA.

Kris Stutchbury of The Open University, UK, on Thursday presented a paper on ‘Open Educational Practices: Definition, Licenses and Practices’.
The meeting, which commenced on Thursday, March 14, will end on Friday, March 15.
Established in 2004 in Kenya, the ACDE is a continental educational organization comprising African universities and other higher education institutions, which are committed to expanding access to quality education and training through Open and Distance Learning (ODL), including e-Learning.

It is a unifying body of distance education providers and practitioners in Africa, and executes its mandate by building capacity, fostering collaboration and partnership, and advocacy.


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