Open, distance and
Expanding and strengthening traditional and open, distance and e-learning programs
SHEAMA’s focus on open, distance and e-learning (ODeL) is multifaceted, working with university partner staff and faculty to design and implement courses, coordinate resources between universities, convert face-to-face courses to distance learning, introduce hybrid courses, and coordinate with the government of Malawi to improve ODeL quality and standards nationwide. While the COVID-19 pandemic increased global focus on distance learning, SHEAMA aims to utilize ODeL methods to increase access to quality higher education over the long term, not only in emergency situations.
- Strengthen existing and create new open, distance and e-learning centers
- ODeL centers
- University collaboration
- Course delivery
With limited resources, Malawi’s higher learning institutions have always regarded each other as competitors. Through SHEAMA, five public universities are working together to provide widespread open, distance and e-learning.