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Leading and Managing Open and Distance e-Learning (ODeL) Institutions in Africa

Cuthbert Majoni (Ed.)

by Richard Bukaliya (Zimbabwe Open University, Zimbabwe), Felix Chikosha (Zimbabwe Open University, Zimbabwe), Gilliet Chigunwe (Zimbabwe Open University, Zimbabwe ), Kudzayi Chiwanza (Zimbabwe Open University, Zimbabwe), Crispen Chiome (Zimbabwe Open University, Zimbabwe), Ritta Kasowe (Zimbabwe Open University, Zimbabwe), Cuthbert Majoni (Zimbabwe Open University, Zimbabwe), Tichaona Mapolisa (Zimbabwe Open University, Zimbabwe), Moffat Tarusikirwa (Zimbabwe Open University, Zimbabwe)

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The book covers a wide range of topics relevant to any Higher Education Institution, wherever it may be located. They include: Leadership in a Decentralised ODeL Institutions, Managing staff, Leading in a Virtual Environment, Effective Marketing, Managing Students, Library Services, Performance Management, Inclusion of Vulnerable students, Innovation and Industrialisation, Organisational Climate and Development, Programme Management, Implementation and Evaluation Practices and Quality Assurance Practices. All chapters are topical and of interest to any Higher Education leader and manager. [...]
Presentations are quite detailed and informative. [...]

Prof. Ignatius Isaac Dambudzo
Zimbabwe Open University, Zimbabwe

'Leading and Managing Open and Distance E-Learning (ODeL) Institutions in Africa' focuses on e-learning, especially in developing countries in Africa. The outbreak of COVID-19 has forced most educational institutions, including conventional institutions in higher education, to embrace e-learning as a tool to ensure that education is not paralysed but continues to thrive. However, the major challenge has been shifting focus from the conventional face-to-face mode to the e-learning mode. This calls for a change of mindset and a review of practices to ensure success in implementing e-learning. This book has 12 chapters that explore the leadership theories and approaches that influence administrative practices in ODeL institutions, as well as student support within library and information services, the complexities of student affairs, the inclusion of students with special needs, the contemporary issues of innovation and industrialisation, and effective marketing techniques for the survival and growth of tertiary institutions. It is hoped that the recipients of this book can acquire the theoretical and practical knowledge relevant to the successful implementation of e-learning.

List of figures and tables
Acronyms
Editor
Acknowledgments
Dedication
Preamble
Foreword
Ignatius Isaac Dambudzo
Zimbabwe Open University
Contributors
Preface

Chapter 1
Leadership in a Decentralised ODeL Institution
Cuthbert Majoni
Zimbabwe Open University

Chapter 2
Managing Staff and Training in an ODeL Institution
Moffat Chitapa Tarusikirwa
Zimbabwe Open University

Chapter 3
Leading Open, Distance and E-Learning Organisations in a Virtual Environment: Leader mindset
Chrispen Chiome
Zimbabwe Open University

Chapter 4
Effective marketing in ODeL
Felix Chikosha
Zimbabwe Open University

Chapter 5
Managing Student Affairs in Distance Education
Cuthbert Majoni
Zimbabwe Open University

Chapter 6
Effective Library Services in ODL Institutions
Kudzayi Chiwanza
Zimbabwe Open University

Chapter 7
Performance Management in an ODeL Institution
Rittah Kasowe
Zimbabwe Open University

Chapter 8
ODeL and Inclusion of Vulnerable Students in Higher Education Institutions
Gilliet Chigunwe
Zimbabwe Open University

Chapter 9
Innovation and Industrialisation in ODeL Institutions
Cuthbert Majoni
Zimbabwe Open University
Felix Chikosha
Zimbabwe Open University

Chapter 10
Organisational Climate and Development in ODeL Institutions
Rittah Kasowe
Zimbabwe Open University

Chapter 11
Programme Management, Implementation and Evaluation Practices in ODeL Universities
Richard Bukaliya
Zimbabwe Open University

Chapter 12
Quality Assurance Practices in Open and Distance e-Learning (ODeL) Institutions
Tichaona Mapolisa
Zimbabwe Open University

Index

Cuthbert Majoni is an Associate Professor of Educational Management at the Zimbabwe Open University. He holds a PhD in Educational Management. He is currently the Regional Director of Mashonaland Central Regional Campus of the Zimbabwe Open University. He has experience in teaching at secondary, and tertiary levels of education as well as experience in tutoring in distance education. He has written and peer-reviewed academic module chapters and has presented papers at international and national conferences. His research interests are in the areas of Leadership and Management in Higher Education, Teacher Development, and Open and Distance Learning.

Leadership in distance education, Management in distance education, Distance e-learning

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Bibliographic Information

Book Title

Leading and Managing Open and Distance e-Learning (ODeL) Institutions in Africa


ISBN

978-1-64889-652-1


Edition

1st


Number of pages

246


Physical size

236mm x 160 mm


Illustrations

7 B&W
Publication date
May 2023
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