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Developing a Digital Strategy for Distance Education in Myanmar

Gregson, Jon; Pitt, Rebecca and Seal, Timothy (2019). Developing a Digital Strategy for Distance Education in Myanmar. In: Pan Commonwealth Forum 9 (PCF9), 9-12 Sep 2019, Edinburgh, Scotland, Commonwealth of Learning.

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Abstract

The Transformation by Innovation in Distance Education (TIDE) project (https://www.spheir.org.uk/partnership-profiles/transformation-innovation-distance-education) aims to contribute to the strengthening of Distance Education (DE) in Myanmar as set out in the National Education Strategic plan. This paper presents a short case study exploring how TIDE is working with stakeholders to develop an inclusive ‘digital strategy’ for the project. It outlines opportunities and challenges specific to the Myanmar context and concludes by highlighting some key emerging digital strategy approaches. These approaches have both the potential to improve the quality and workplace relevance of DE courses, and to meet wider economic development goals.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item
Project Funding Details:
Funded Project NameProject IDFunding Body
Transformation by Innovation in Distance Education (TIDE)Not SetSPHEIR
Extra Information: This conference proceeding has been peer reviewed.
Keywords: Myanmar; Digital Strategy; Transformation by Innovation in Distance Education (TIDE) Project; Higher Education; Open Educational Resources (OER)
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Wellbeing, Education and Language Studies (WELS) > Learning and Teaching Innovation - Academic
Faculty of Wellbeing, Education and Language Studies (WELS)
Research Group: International Development & Inclusive Innovation
Item ID: 66351
Depositing User: Rebecca Pitt
Date Deposited: 03 Sep 2019 08:44
Last Modified: 04 Sep 2019 16:42
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/66351
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