Opportunities and Challenges in Open, Distance and E Learning Education through the Lens of the Capability Approach Theory
AbstractThis conceptual article seeks to explore the capabilities, opportunities and challenges in Open Distance and electronic Learning Institutions through the Capability Approach Theoretical perspective. It views the learners’ aspirations as the current determining factor by Academic Practitioners when modules and programmes are selected. I therefore argue that if the capability of learners, not what they aspire to enrol for is taken into account during the registration and orientation phase, throughput rates will be enhanced while dropout rates will be reduced in ODeL institutions. This stands to enable the achievement of the goals of the National Development Plan 2030 for Higher Education Institutions.
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