Open and Distance Learning in French-Speaking Sub-Saharan Africa: A Literature Review

  • Emmanuel Béché University of Geneva
Keywords: ODL, French-speaking Sub-Saharan Africa, literature review, research statement, African virtual university, francophone university agency

Abstract

This article is a literature review on open distance learnings (ODL) in Francophone Sub-Saharan Africa (FSSA). The state of research on this question highlights many topics, such as the supporting reasons for the creation of ODL systems and their potentials. Success, difficulties, and issues linked to their implementation also hold a crucial place in this research. Besides, this literature review shows that studies on ODLs in FSSA emphasize the representations, motivations, and identities of students and university managers, including the historical and cooperative aspects of these third-generation learnings. While most of the research in this field are descriptive or exploratory, others are critical. Beyond these results, research must further explore many perspectives, mainly those related to teaching and learning practices, evaluation, social and university transformations, and the hybrid forms of learning.

Author Biography

Emmanuel Béché, University of Geneva

Faculty of Psychological Sciences and Education / TECFA

 

Published
2018-07-11
How to Cite
Béché, E. (2018). Open and Distance Learning in French-Speaking Sub-Saharan Africa: A Literature Review. The International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning, 19(3). https://doi.org/10.19173/irrodl.v19i3.3265
Section
Research Notes