UG College of Education Hosts Workshop on open and Distance Learning
The College of Education has hosted a workshop on open and distance learning, organized by the Commonwealth of Learning (COL) and the Regional Training and Research Institute for Distance and Open Learning at the National Open University of Nigeria (RETRIDOL/NOUN).
Open and Distance Learning (ODL) is a philosophy of learning centered on flexibility and access to instructions in order to increase availability of educational opportunities for all. The workshop was designed to train participants to do further training in ODL.
Delivering the welcome address, Prof. Michael Tagoe, Acting Provost of the College of Education, noted that global statistics show that enrolment in higher education is very low in Africa, while generally, developed countries have about fifty percent (50%) of their populations in higher education. He challenged participants to fully participate in the activities during the workshop and help promote enrolment in higher education in West Africa through ODL.
Prof Michael Tagoe speaking at the workshop
Delivering the introductory address, Professor Patrick Eya, the Director for RETRIDOL/NOUN noted that the main objective of the workshop was to deepen participants’ knowledge of ODL concepts and to empower them to apply these concepts to fit and augment access for distance learners. The expected outcome was for participants to acquire knowledge and skills needed to train constituents at their home institutions in the practice of ODL.
Professor Patrick Eya, Director for RETRIDOL/NOUN