eLearning Africa (2009) African Virtual University Launches Ten-Country Distance Learning Facility eLearning Africa News Portal, December 21
From the report:
The African Virtual University (AVU) in partnership with the African Development Bank (AfDB) is launching Open Distance and eLearning Centres (ODeL) in ten African countries over the next five months. The first launch took place at the University of Zambia in October with subsequent launches in Ethiopia, Kenya, Madagascar, Mozambique, Senegal, Somalia, Tanzania, Uganda and Zimbabwe, the effort continuing until early 2010.
The expansion will enable more universities to introduce eLearning into their existing curricula and create a community of peers that will generate original research on eLearning methodologies. It will also help universities generate a long-term and sustainable revenue base.
There is also a good brief description of the AVU and its work in this report.
For an update on this report, see: More on the African Virtual University