Comparative Analysis of Operational Structures in Single- and Dual-Mode Distance Learning Institutions in Nigeria

The International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning

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Title Comparative Analysis of Operational Structures in Single- and Dual-Mode Distance Learning Institutions in Nigeria
 
Creator Olatunji, Taiwo Isaac
Adewumi Adebisi, Tajudeen
 
Subject operational structures
single-mode
dual-mode
distance learning institutions
Nigeria
 
Description This study examined the similarities and differences in the processes and facilities for distance education at National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN), a single-mode distance learning institution, and Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Ile-Ife, a dual-mode distance learning institution. The study adopted a case study research design, with a population of administrators/facilitators and distance learning students at both NOUN and OAU. The sample for the study consisted of 38 key informants (30 administrators/facilitators and 8 students) selected using a purposive sampling technique. All the administrators/facilitators responded to a key informant questionnaire; 8 of the administrators/facilitators and all 8 students were also interviewed. The 16 interviewees were selected based on gender, institution, educational role, and mode of distance learning. The collected data were analysed using tabular juxtaposition and phenomenological analysis techniques. Results showed that similarities in the operational structures at NOUN and OAU included the use of blended learning approaches. Differences in operations included compulsory tutorial attendance at OAU and the deployment of part-time and quasi part-time facilitators at NOUN and OAU, respectively. The study recommended an increase in the use of information and communications technology (ICT).
 
Publisher Athabasca University Press
 
Date 2021-03-11
 
Type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion
Peer-reviewed, double-blind
 
Format text/html
application/epub+zip
application/pdf
 
Identifier http://www.irrodl.org/index.php/irrodl/article/view/5120
10.19173/irrodl.v22i1.5120
 
Source The International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning; Vol. 22 No. 1 (2021); 59-77
1492-3831
 
Language eng
 
Relation http://www.irrodl.org/index.php/irrodl/article/view/5120/5453
http://www.irrodl.org/index.php/irrodl/article/view/5120/5469
http://www.irrodl.org/index.php/irrodl/article/view/5120/5470
 
Rights http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0
 

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