Open Polytechnic helps Tanzania with eLearning capability
The Open Polytechnic of New Zealand has stepped onto the world stage to help the Open University of Tanzania get eLearning up and running at their institution in Dar es Salaam.
The Polytechnic’s experience in leading eLearning projects using the open source software Moodle made them an obvious choice to help the university as they set up their eLearning office says Sue Dark, Acting eLearning Director at The Open Polytechnic.
Initially around 20 staff from the university are being trained in Moodle administration and will receive an overview of how to use Moodle to create and deliver courses says Ms Dark.
“Because Moodle is open source software, institutions in developing countries are able to benefit from the low cost of delivering eLearning using this platform, helping them to reach a greater number of students more cost-effectively. We’re really excited that The Open Polytechnic is able to help facilitate that.”