Prepared for Pascaline | Delivered February 14, 2020
Online Higher Education in Rwanda
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To determine whether are any online high education options in Rwanda by looking at Rwandan higher education and internet access to Rwandan households.
Online University Courses:
March of 2016
, the Rwandan government allowed university students to have laptops on loan at Rwf240,000 and a modem for a year to help with the cost of smartphones.
, Kepler and Generation Rwanda created mass open online courses (MOOC) to deliver top education through an online platform.
University of Rwanda
University of Kigali
offer e-learning services where students can access slides and uploaded documents.
The University of Rwanda does provide
In 2019, the University of Rwanda opened the
Center for Open and Distance e-Learning
to train teachers on how to teach in a non-traditional classroom.
Many universities offer
Adventist University of Central Africa
has an ebook and online access database for textbooks and other types of books.
in Rwanda are using distance learning programs from universities offered outside of Rwanda.
Oklahoma Christian University
that does distance learning in Rwanda, online courses are cheaper when partnered with a foreign university because they don’t have to pay to bring instructors to Rwanda.
Internet Access in Rwanda:
According to a Rwandan newsoutlet,
of Rwanda is covered by 4G as of 2018. Compared to the reported percentage of households in 2014 of internet access at only
Rwandan government and Korean Telecom
partnered to create an infrastructure, foster economic growth, and educational development.
stated that Rwanda had the “most affordable internet” in undeveloped countries. However, Rwandans still face factors in paying for internet: cost of smartphones and low income.
According to the Rwanda Utilities Regulatory Authority,
people had smartphones in 2016.