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Professor Mpine Makoe

Professor Mpine Makoe

Professor Mpine Makoe

Commonwealth of Learning Chair in Open Education Resources/Practices

Research Professor in Open Distance eLearning, Unisa

Professor Mpine Makoe is the Commonwealth of Learning chair in Open Education Practices and Resources. She is also a professor at the Institute for Open Distance Learning at the University of South Africa. She the director of African Council of Distance Education (ACDE) responsible for coordinating and developing the continental distance education database.

Mpine has published extensively and presented keynote addresses in the area of educational technology focusing specifically on the use of mobile technologies in facilitating and supporting distance education students. Her other interests include staff development, learner support, quality, and policy formulation in ODL. She has also done consultancy work for the Commonwealth of Learning facilitating the development of ODL policies in different countries. She has supervised a number of doctoral students to completion and examined a number of masters and doctoral studies from different universities across the world.

She holds a PhD and MSc in Educational Technology and MSc from the Open University, UK. She also has an MA in Journalism from the University of Michigan and BA in Communication and English (cum laude) from Hope College in Michigan as well as a diploma in journalism from Africa Literature Centre in Zambia.

Mpine has received numerous awards including Women of the Year award and the 2012 Women Developing Researcher Award. She was the president of the National Association of Distance Education Organisation (NADEOSA) and the founding member of the Global Doctoral Consortium for the International Council for Distance Education (ICDE) and a member of the University Futures Network.


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