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Established in 2008, the University of Africa offers programmes in the schools of Development and Management Studies, Commerce and Development Studies, Law and Humanities, Education, Engineering and Bio-sciences. It offers continuous registration throughout the year and a comprehensive electronic resource centre. The school is currently in the process of making all its courses available online as part of its e-learning initiative. The university is a private open distance learning tertiary institution.
Texila American University Zambia offers industry standard curriculum that meets global demands, programs are based on current trends and technologies. The campus offers state-of-the-art infrastructure with hi-tech laboratories for Anatomy, Physiology, Biochemistry and Microbiology. You will work with internationally certified faculties trained in USA, India and UK and also benefit from great links with various hospitals for clinical placements. Texila American University Zambia offers quality education with a wide range of career-focused programs.
100% online degree programmes offered in partnership with Astria Learning are designed for local and international individuals looking for a global perspective. The 100% online Master's Programmes strive to prepare students for leadership, management and executive management roles within their community, with the skills, knowledge and application methods to compete in the global market or start their own ventures. 100% online Undergraduate programme students can expect the same flexibility and excellence.
Through its online platform, Unicaf collaborates with reputable universities in the US, UK and Africa to provide quality higher education to under-served markets. Current partners include the University of South Wales (UK), Marymount California University (USA), University of Nicosia (Europe) and Unicaf University (Africa). Unicaf University Zambia is registered and approved by the Higher Education Authority of Zambia (HEA).
This educational IT solutions provider partners with institutions around the world to meet the needs of students, faculty and administrators. Astria Learning offers the robust Astria Digital Library with over 170,000 books and other academic resources. The Astria LMS enables institutions to manage and deliver engaging content and activities to learners online. The Astria Campus Management System is also available with many features to manage overall campus processes.
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iSchool's core business is quality education through the provision of multimedia eLearning content using an educational tablet called Mwabu. The tablet creates modern interactive enquiry based learning content and resources needed by primary school students and teachers. It requires low maintenance and is pre-loaded with lessons that cover every subject in the Zambian curriculum from pre-grade to grade seven. The Mwabu Tablet is produced in Zambia, with lessons in English and 8 major local languages.
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Established in 2008, this is an institution of academic excellence that believes education prepares students for a professional life and helps in the development of the country. Zambia Catholic University provides facilities that include computer labs and libraries with up-to-date books. The university offers courses on full time, evening and distance learning basis in accountancy, business administration, banking and finance, development studies, education, IT, ACCA, ZICA, journalism and media studies.
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Established in 2007, University of Lusaka (UNILUS) is a private university that provides world class education and training services. In conjunction with the Copperbelt University, UNILUS has so far produced two sets of graduates at master's degree level. The university offers a wide range of bachelor's, master's and doctoral programmes. It provides practically-oriented programmes which are driven by the present and future needs of Zambia, offering full time, part time and distance learning programmes.
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Differences between eLearning and distance learning

The advancement of technology and the varied educational institutions, each providing a number of courses or degrees, has led to a confusing a variety of terms in the field of eLearning and distance learning. If you are considering pursuing an online course or a distance learning degree, you will first need to understand what each type of learning offers. That way, you can make an informed decision and avoid any mix-up.


This is learning using electronic technologies to access educational curriculum outside of a traditional classroom. The courses are specifically delivered via the internet to somewhere other than the classroom where the lecturer is teaching. eLearning is sometimes interactive in that students can also communicate with their lecturers, professors or other students in their class. Sometimes it is delivered live, where students can electronically raise their hand and interact in real time and sometimes it is a lecture that has been pre-recorded.

Distance learning

This is a way of learning remotely without being in regular face-to-face contact with a teacher in the classroom. In Zambia, such learning has its roots in students learning through correspondence courses. Materials are produced by an institution and are either sent directly to the student or more usually today accessed via email. There may be occasional face-to-face encounters with tutors.

About eLearning and distance learning

eLearning and distance learning is a form of education in which the main elements include physical separation of lecturers and students during instruction and the use of various technologies to facilitate student-lecturer communication. Distance learning typically focuses on students that are full-time workers, non-residents or individuals in remote regions who are unable to attend lectures. However, distance learning has become an established part of the educational world, with trends pointing to ongoing growth. In Zambian higher education alone, a huge number of students have benefited from eLearning and distance learning programmes.

There has been an increasing number of colleges and universities offering eLearning and distance learning opportunities in the country. Both students and institutions have embraced this programme with good reason. Institutions benefit by adding students without having to build lecture theatres and housing, and students get the advantages of being able to work where and when they choose.