Assessing the Impact of Student Self-Help for Tutoring at The Open University of Tanzania, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.

Damas, Oscar (2021) Assessing the Impact of Student Self-Help for Tutoring at The Open University of Tanzania, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. Masters thesis, The Open University of Tanzania.

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The study aimed at assessing the impact of student self-help for tutoring at the Open University of Tanzania, Dar es salaam, Tanzania. The specific objectives of the study were to explore factors that trigger Student self-help tutoring in ODL, assess the contribution of student self-help tutoring in ODL and identify challenges which students face in self-help tutoring in ODL. The study was conducted in two regions namely Dar es Salaam and Shinyanga. The study adopted cross sectional survey design under the quantitative research approach. Data collection technique used in the study was questionnaires and the sample size was 172 students. The study revealed that self-help tutoring is expensive, it does not meet OUT educational goals and the instructional materials from the private tutors were not relevant with the OUT syllabus. Also, the study showed that self-help tutoring promotes self-initiative and autonomy, helps students to pass exams, creates student self-confidence and helps to meet the OUT syllabus. The study concludes that the Self-help tutoring not only ensures a good level of effective and efficient communication and cooperation among the OUT students but it also acts at the catalyst for student self-directedness, self-autonomy, self -confidence and enables them to pass exams. The study recommends emphasis on blended learning, training for the tutors, improvements on ICT infrastructures, instructional design and students support services. Also, the study recommends the ODL learners on careful selection of tutors, good planning and maximum utilization of the available university resources. More over the study recommends the policy makers to refine the online teaching policy, develop a code of ethics for private tutoring and license private tutoring firms. Keywords: Student self-help tutoring, ODL, OUT, Dar es Salaam, Shinyanga

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Subjects: 300 Social Sciences > 370 Education
Divisions: Faculty of Education > Department of Educational foundations
Depositing User: Khadija Katele
Date Deposited: 20 Jan 2023 10:11
Last Modified: 24 Jan 2023 08:21

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