The imperative of retaining contact with the remote distance learner: A perspective from Uganda

Authors

  • Chris Acer Northern Integrated Teacher Education Project
  • Tony Wrightson Northern Integrated Teacher Education Project

Keywords:

distance education, distance learning,

Abstract

Developing countries confront major challenges in providing educational opportunities, particularly those ravaged by civil war, or poor in resources, or experiencing rapid population growth. In Uganda efforts are being made to revivify primary education in the northern regions of the country by training working primary teachers. The distance delivery system employed is described and the paper concludes that formal student support systems are by themselves insufficient to ensure success in learning at a distance.

Author Biographies

Chris Acer, Northern Integrated Teacher Education Project

Student Support Coordinator

Tony Wrightson, Northern Integrated Teacher Education Project

Coordinator of the Technical Assistance Team

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