Challenges to the Effective Teaching and Learning of Geography through ODeL at the Zimbabwe Open University

dc.contributor.author Tanyanyiwa, Vincent Itai
dc.contributor.author Madobi, Rejoice
dc.contributor.editor Panda, Santosh
dc.coverage.placeName Zimbabwe en_US
dc.coverage.spatial Africa en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2021-07-27T22:05:52Z
dc.date.available 2021-07-27T22:05:52Z
dc.date.issued 2021-07-20
dc.description.abstract ODeL offers a lot of opportunities and unique challenges for adult learners. In this paper, the authors sought to examine the main problems that influence the effective teaching and learning of geography and environmental studies in Zimbabwe through ODeL as perceived by the students at the ZOU's Harare/Chitungwiza Regional Campus. This single case study employed vital informant semi-structured interviews, documentary analysis and observations to solicit information from ten students and four tutors in the Geography and Environmental Studies Department (DGES) over three months. Thematic analysis and review of qualitative gained insight into the challenges that are faced by ODeL students in the DGES. The study found out that students in the department face personal and socio-economic challenges as well as related institutional challenges. The study recommends that the ZOU DGES should offer more academic support and improve its communication to the students so that they are aware of all university-related developments that impact on their studies. en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11599/3902
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Commonwealth of Learning (COL) en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Journal of Learning for Development;Vol 8; No 2
dc.rights.uri https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0/ en_US
dc.subject Open and Distance Learning (ODL) en_US
dc.subject Teaching and Learning Methods en_US
dc.subject Online Learning en_US
dc.title Challenges to the Effective Teaching and Learning of Geography through ODeL at the Zimbabwe Open University en_US
dc.type Article en_US
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