Global Advanced Research Journal of Management and Business Studies (ISSN: 2315-5086) November 2015 Vol. 4(10), pp 407-412

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Strategic Imperatives Fostering Environments that Accelerate Learning and Creativity in the Zimbabwe Open University

1Professor Primrose Kurasha and  2Professor Daniel Ndudzo

1Vice Chancellor; Zimbabwe Open University

2Registrar; Zimbabwe Open University

Corresponding author Email: chrischiwome@gmail.com

Accepted 07 November 2015


Abstract 

This study gathered information from the leadership team of the Zimbabwe Open University (ZOU) on strategic imperatives fostering environments that accelerate learning and creativity in the Zimbabwe Open University. This was a case study of one university. The information was triangulated with developments in the global arena. The leadership that participated in the study were purposively sampled by the University Registrar. The findings of the study revealed that strategic imperatives fostering environments that accelerate learning and creativity in the Zimbabwe Open University include, but not limited to access and demand for Higher Education, limited focus on science and technology, governance issues, funding constraints, quality assurance, staff rationalisation/ utilisation, emerging opportunities, regionalisation/ globalisation and access and use of ICTs. The study concluded that ZOU is well positioned to foster an environment that nurtures creativity, innovation and student learning once it addresses the mentioned strategic imperatives.

Keywords: Open and distance learning, strategic imperatives, innovation, creativity and student learning.







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