Vol. 6 No. 2 (1996)

Distance Education in the Restructured UWI: Policy and Problems

E. P. Brandon
The University of the West Indies, St. Augustine Campus


  • The University of the West Indies,
  • Distance Education,
  • Educational Policies,
  • Caribbean


This paper sets out some of the main elements of The University of the West Indies' policy on distance education, as it has been formulated in the period since the University's decision to become a "dual mode" institution. It begins by sketching the earlier situation and some of is problems; it indicates how the more recent policies attempt to address them; and it closes by raising various unresolved issues, some of detailed implementation, some of more speculative policy.