The Copperbelt University (CBU) signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MoA) with Astria Learning of Tampa, Florida in the United States of America. The MoA is meant to cement the relationship between the two institutions and to improve the delivery of distance education in the Zambia
TAMPA, FL (PRWEB) MAY 30, 2018
Objective The main purpose of this collaboration is to:
Enable the Copperbelt University to expand its revenue base through growth in distance learning student numbers within the framework of remodeling income generation. Deliver a world class set of distance learning programmes both through a blend of face to face delivery on one hand and one hundred percent online delivery on the other.
Areas of collaboration
Development of an E-Learning platform for open, distance and full-time academic programmes; Capacity development in the teaching and non – teaching staff on how to provide world class teaching and learning support using e-learning technologies; Provide support to the Copperbelt University in building capacity for E-marketing of both its academic and non-structured programmes which are available on the E¬ Learning Platform.
About CBU The Copperbelt University is a public university of choice established through an Act of Parliament No. 19 of 1987. Based 15km away from the Central Business District of the City of Kitwe, in the Copperbelt Province of Zambia, the Main Campus of the University is located in the suburban area, within reach of the shopping and recreational facilities. The University currently operates from four campuses: Jambo Drive Main Campus, Parklands Campus, Ndola Campus and Kapasa Makasa Campus.
With a student population of about 10,000 students, the University provides teaching and learning, Research and Consultancy, and Public Service. These are done through its 10 faculties namely School of Mines and Mineral Sciences, School of Engineering, School of the Built Environment, School of Mathematics and Natural Sciences, School of Business, School of Natural Resources, School of Medicine, School of Graduate Studies, Directorate of Distance Education and Open Learning, and Dag Hammarskjöld Institute for Peace and Con䐌샰ict Studies.
Programmes on offer range from Diploma, undergraduate to Doctorate and are taught through part-time, Fulltime and Distance modes. A list of programmes can be accessed on the University Website: http://www.cbu.edu.zm.
About Astria Learning
Astria Learning’s origins are rooted in an understanding of the processes and problems that educational institutions face. Their innovative and customer-centric approach delivers solutions that support the improved delivery and quality of education around the globe.
Astria Learning developed several distinct management systems that work seamlessly together to deliver an effective experience for both personnel and students. For example, Astria Learning’s innovative campus management System (ACMS) provides an intuitive method of managing students throughout their educational journey. Their Payment Collection System accepts bank transfers, as well as debit and credit cards, to make it easier to reach students of all backgrounds.
Astria Learning’s vibrant and expansive Astria Digital Library makes available over 172,000 ebooks as well as millions of articles and journals. All of these robust and timely educational resources students can easily access any time for research purposes or further reading. The Learning Management System facilitates online distance learning (ODL) and engages students in new and exciting ways to set them up for success in the ever-changing global business environment. Astria Learning also simpli䐉린es the process of purchasing educational devices such as tablets and laptops which are vital to the success of the students. Learn more by visiting (https://AstriaLearning.com)