A Critical Look at Policy Environment for Opening up Public Higher Education in Rwanda
Policies play a critical role in the implementation of open, distance education and opening up higher education. To encourage participation of different stakeholders in related practices, policies may need to embody values and benefits for those stakeholders. It is in this perspective that this study was conducted to investigate the policy environment for opening up public higher education in Rwanda. An interview was conducted with a leader/policy maker at the University of Rwanda and three policy documents were analyzed. Results indicated that existing policies were unlikely to inform practices that contribute to opening up higher education. Related policy documents were decontextualized in some aspects. Different ways in which these policies may be contextualized to inform opening up higher education were recommended. The findings and recommendations are particularly important to policy makers and institutional leaders who are interested in opening up higher education in Rwanda and other settings.
MetadataShow full item record
Showing items related by title, author, creator and subject.
Positioning extension Massive Open Online Courses (xMOOCs) within the open access and the lifelong learning agendas in a developing setting Nkuyubwatsi, Bernard (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2016)Recent reports on xMOOCs indicated that underprivileged learners in need for higher education have minimally been reached by these courses. While the open access agenda is needed to reach such learners, most MOOCs were ...
From Policies to Implementation of Open Distance Learning in Rwanda: A Genealogical and Governmentality Analysis Mukama, Evode (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2018-04)The purpose of this paper is to analyse the interplay between policy formulation and implementation in terms of the present historical and cultural practices of open distance learning (ODL) in Rwanda. This paper draws on ...
Willingness to Engage in Open Educational Practices Among Academics in Rwandan Public Higher Education and Responsive Actions Nkuyubwatsi, Bernard (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2017-11)Academics’ engagement in Open Educational Practices (OEPs) is critical for opening up higher education. It is in this perspective that the willingness to engage in such practices among academics in Rwandan public higher ...
Nabushawo, Harriet M; Aguti, Jessica N; Winterbottom, Mark (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2016)This paper examines the place of public libraries in supporting distance learners in Makerere University, exploring the factors which affect utilisation of their services. The study adopted a survey design with 300 B.Ed. ...
Baggaley, Jon (Commonwealth of Learning, 2014)The launch of the Journal of Learning for Development occurs at a critical time for the education and development field. The ‘massive open online course’ concept currently being implemented by Western educators is considered ...