Benchmarks for e-learning in Africa

Thierry Karsenti, Salomon Tchameni Ngamo, Stéphane Villeneuve


This presentation begins by addressing the issue of effective open and distance learning (ODL) and then outlines the conditions for effectiveness and their impacts on student motivation and persistence. Despite the many studies showing that graduation rates for open and distance learning are between 20% and 45%, the strategies implemented by the University of Montreal team have resulted in over 90% graduation rates from demanding university programs. This presentation aims to provide a greater understanding of the strategies liable to foster successful open and distance learning in Africa.


Open and Distance Learning; Graduation Rates; Student Motivation

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