The Open University of Tanzania

  • Group Photo taken during Short Course Training on Financing, Budgeting and Costing in ODL conducted from 17th to 21th March 2014 at Kinondoni Regional Centre
  • The VC Prof. Tolly Mbwette in a group photo with participants of the OUT-AVU ICT Basic Skills and ICT integration in Education and Science subjects during the closing of the training on 26th March 2014 Prof. Mbwette was the guest of honor.

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Prof. Tolly MbwetteThe Open University of Tanzania is the first university in the whole of the East Africa region to offer educational programmes through Open and Distance Learning mode. This makes OUT peculiar from conventional residential universities. Through Open and Distance Learning (ODL), OUT allows flexible learning environment leading to protracted periods of course completion.

Being an ODL institution OUT operates through a network of 30 Regional Centres and more than 70 Study Centres in Tanzania and abroad. To address the emerging national, regional and global challenges which emanate from the fast changing perceptions and world cultural, social and economic outlooks, OUT has established several collaborations and links with local, regional and international organizations, associations, and institutions of higher learning such as the International Telecommunication Union, United Kingdom Telecommunication Academy, Namibia College of Open Learning, Triumphant College in Namibia,University of Zimbabwe, Egerton University in Kenya, Global Justice Solutions (a subsidiary of Coffey International), Cape Coast University in Ghana and the National University of Rwanda.

Educational delivery is attained through various means of communication such as broadcasting, telecasting, Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs),correspondence, enhanced face to face, seminars, and contact programmes.

OUT is increasingly using e-Learning as a mode of delivery through the Learning Management System Moodle. It has received funding from SPIDER for the establishment of Tanzania’s first e-learning center, which will be located at the temporary headquarters of OUT in Dar es Salaam. Read More...