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An alternative pathway for open learning and skills training through distance education in Papua New Guinea

John Paul
Department of Education

Ouka Lavaki
Department of Education

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     Last modified: August 15, 2006
     Presentation date: 11/02/2006 4:15 PM in NT Portland A
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National Education Department recognizes that there is a natural consensus to make education a life long need for all citizens, distance education has both opportunities and challenges to cater for traditional learners for education qualifications, professionals to upgrade knowledge and skills to the communities to acquire skills and knowledge and information.

This paper provides a unique platform for sharing and exchanging ideas in perspective of Open and Distance Learning in relation to national development needs, institutional capacities, collaboration and sharing resources, globalization and ICT enabled education and more profoundly to quality of program delivery.

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