An overview of distance education and resource-based learning initiatives at the University of the Western Cape: research report
Du Plessis, Irma
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UWC has since 1998 a new Mission Statement which commits the university to Lifelong Learning. Since 1996 there has been a process to give content to this commitment and was driven by 3 tasks group within UMILL, the University Mission Initiatives Lifelong Learning. The process included surveys of distance education and resource-based learning at UWC, continuing professional education and an overall report with recommendations on Lifelong Learning by 2001. This research report produced with the support of the South African Institute for Distance Education (SAIDE) sketches initiatives per department in distance education and resource based learning at UWC. The findings are contextualized within regional and national initiatives. The report evaluates the merits of resource based learning and distance learning as a teaching strategy at UWC.