Recent Submissions

  • Mainstreaming gender in AVU programs 

    AVU (AVU, 2018-04-20)
    In its first ten years, none of the academic programs or administrative practices of the African Virtual University (AVU) focused on gender as a separate issue. Nonetheless, the AVU was relatively successful in attracting ...
  • Designing for open and collaborative learning 

    AVU (AVU, 2018-02-28)
    Learners across the world with access to the internet and a computer can readily access free online courses. Many of these courses are of high quality developed for students at some of the most reputable universities in ...
  • What’s on the Menu for effective Instructional Design in ODeL? 

    AVU (AVU, 2018-02-26)
    A discussion on instructional design in open, distance and electronic learning is subsumed by the online technology that effectively enables distributed learning and brings about student persistence and satisfaction. ...
  • Demystifying Action research for Online Practitioners in instructional design 

    AVU (AVU, 2018-02-26)
    Action research is a systematic process of inquiry conducted by practitioners who wish to modify their practice for reasons they have felt and/or expressed. Usually the main reason of action research is to improve a given ...
  • Creating a Total Learning Experience: Professional Development in an ODeL Era 

    AVU (AVU, 2018-02-27)
    Professional development involves continuous retraining or upskilling through formal or informal programs to maintain or improve one’s competency in one’s profession. Professional development involves not only getting new ...
  • Climbing the Tower of Babel: ODELPD in multiple languages 

    AVU (AVU, 2018-02-12)
    The African future looks hopeful with the 2063 initiative – it looks bright and promising. Within the specified time frame of 50 years, 2025 is the landmark that has to be kept in mind. It is the year that the hand hoe ...
  • Designing Successful Online Courses: Know and Respond to your Learners’ Needs 

    AVU (AVU, 2018-02-10)
    Just as it is important to make conventional face-to-face teaching and learning processes engaging and learner-centered, online learning requires also a great level of care in its design to make it attractive, fun and ...