About Africa Nazarene University (ANU) Distance Learning

About Africa Nazarene University (ANU) Distance Learning

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The About Africa Nazarene University (ANU) Distance Learning

Director’s Message

Rebecca Mwikali Wambua
Our academic programs within the institute are designed to create the opportunity for those in need of advancing careers in various fields to do so with ease and convenience. For a fast-growing knowledge based economy distance learning is a strategic imperative for any nation seeking to fulfil its development goals. Our distance learning programs offer a unique opportunity to combine the power of technology and global networks with the infinite economic potential that is released when people acquire, create, and apply knowledge and skills.
Africa Nazarene University Institute of Open and Distance Learning was established in the year 2011 to spearhead the development of institutional policies and strategies for promoting the innovative use of information and Communication Technologies to benefit learning, teaching and research activities at the University.
The Institute is located on the top floor of Helstrom building at the beautiful Ongata Rongai Campus. The Institute prides itself in a results-oriented core staff and an ambient open plan work environment.The members of staff have been trained on the principles of instructional design for various delivery modes for open and distance learning modes, aimed at developing learning approaches that would guarantee real-time reach to students in multiple locations in a cost – effective way.
The institute has transitioned considerably in the last two years by furthering the University’s vision and embracing a more contemporary approach to technology-based learning, teaching and research practices to exploit the transformative potential of the internet and other ICTs in higher education.  A great number of teaching staff have been able to provide some early examples of contextualized e-learning best practices drawn from their internal departmental e-learning initiatives. Through the Institute we hope to gradually support students and academic staff empowerment in Modern communication and collaborative learning and teaching techniques to enable them to contribute significantly to quality teaching and learning experiences.
Our eNaz Virtual learning environment is modeled around a web-based learning management system, electronic community and administrative sites for students and faculty. Besides hosting learning and teaching activities, the eNaz facilitates interaction and collaboration between and among students, academic, administrative and technical staff.
Through the eNaz platform of Africa Nazarene University, therefore, learners are able to access high quality learning resources, interact with course Lecturers and collaborate with fellow learners on various learning tasks within the comfort of their work place, homes cybercafés or even while on business trips.

Mission & Vision

The institute adopts Africa Nazarene University’s mission to provide a holistic education that develops individuals academically, spiritually, culturally and physically and equip them with excellent skills, competencies and Christian values.
Africa Nazarene University’s vision is to be a light to the people of Africa through higher education grounded in the Wesleyan-Holiness tradition.
Our Motto in IODL is “To Teach to Serve”.

Distance Learning @ANU

Our Distance Learning platform provides flexible study wherever you are. It was designed to accommodate individuals with career aspirations but have hectic schedules which cannot fit in the traditional modes of study. We offer all our programs including doctorate, masters, undergraduate, diploma and certificate on distance learning
Under distance learning;

  • All online teaching and learning take place in an online environment. The students can log in at any time at their convenience. Once online the students are able to communicate with their instructors and fellow students, read assigned texts, access digital materials, post assignments and participate in discussion forums us directed by the Instructor.
  • All online experience takes place on an advanced learning management system designed to facilitate the optimal learning experience for students. Similar to the campus classroom, the online experience includes extensive participation and interaction with faculty and students.
  • Once a distance learner has completed his/her degree, he will be eligible to participate in the graduation ceremony at Africa Nazarene University graduation grounds.
  • The degree you earn will hold the same value, acceptance and credibility as any equivalent degree earned in a traditional campus environment.
  • Courses sequence begin at the beginning of every trimester in January, May and September.

e-Naz Platform

Our eNaz virtual learning environment is modeled around a web-based learning management system, electronic community and administrative sites for students and faculty. Besides hosting learning and teaching activities, the eNaz facilitates interaction and collaboration between and among students, academic, administrative and technical staff.
The 24/7 accessibility to our virtual learning environment, Enaz makes scheduling easy and allows a greater number of students from all over the world to attend classes online at their convenience. The ANU IODL Enaz platform is being hosted in Kansas City, USA with an uptime of 96%.
Benefits of Distance Learning at Africa Nazarene University, IODL

  • Learning is self-placed and gives students a chance to speed up or slow down as desired.
  • Overall students costs are reduced as the distance learner does not have to pay for food, residence and transport.
  • Through our distance learning program the students’ computer and internet skill are enhanced.
  • Our didactical and pedagogical principles are solid and are grounded on sound educational theories.
  • Our courses are accessible on the student’s schedule 24/7 on Enaz Platform.
  • Learning through our DL programs is self-placed.
  • Our students are unbound by place. They can study at home, at work or on the road.
  • Our rich e-resources repositories enables students to read materials online or download them for reading later.
  • Our chosen technological tools on our virtual learning environment make collaboration among students much easier. Collaborative learning on our VLE makes learning easier and interesting as our learners are connected virtually.
  • We emphasisze the use of open educational resources which puts the global learning opportunities at the fingertips of our learners. IODL gives the lecturers ability to build in tools that take them to resources that may never be seen in a traditional class.
  • The cornerstone of our distance learning program is;“Flexibility, Convenience and collaboration.”

Duration of Programs

Program Duration in Years Duration in Trimesters
Graduate 2 Years 6
Undergraduate 4 Years 8
Diploma 1 Year 4 Months 4
Certificate 6 Months 2

Regional Centers & Offices

Contact Information

IODL phone number – 0772-981-950
Email: registrar@anu.ac.ke
Africa Nazarene University (general enquiries) (254) 733 874 111 or 733 898, 573

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