Caribbean Association for Distance and Open Learning (CARADOL)

Description CARADOL will be an advocate for, and facilitator of the use of Open and Distance Learning as a means of transforming education in the Caribbean with particular reference to the concept of Lifelong Learning, and to serve as a forum or platform for stakeholders to share experiences and have access to opportunities for continuing professionalism in Open and Distance Learning. The objectives of CARADOL are to: - Promote and advance the use of Open and Distance Learning as a means of contributing to the development goals of the Caribbean - Foster an understanding of the theory and practice of Open and Distance Learning and to facilitate research and disseminate information within the Caribbean on Open and Distance Learning - Work with the relevant sectors or sections in helping regional governments to develop appropriate policies and strategies in the use of Open and Distance Learning in addressing our Human Resource Development needs - Foster communication and partnership with other regional and international associations and institutions and in particular with the Commonwealth of Learning - Provide for the professional development of individuals from the region who are involved in open and distance education - Establish standards for ensuring quality and professionalism in the practice of open and distance education in the region
Region/Country of Focus Regional
Type of organisation Academic
Details for contact person CARADOL c/o The University of the West Indies Distance Education Centre (UWIDEC) The University of the West Indies Mona Kingston 7 Jamaica Tel:(876) 927 - 2831 Fax:(876) 927 - 2831

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