n African Security Review - Distance education and e-learning : the SANDF should get it right! : commentary

Volume 18, Issue 3
  • ISSN : 1024-6029
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Education in South Africa is a controversial issue. In the military context, education is even more complex. The South African military struggled and is still struggling to development an educational ethos at those Education, Training and Development (ETD) institutions primarily responsible for education. This specifically concerns the Military Academy and its Faculty of Military Science, the National War College and the National Defence College. Worldwide military education faces an era that is primarily information driven, in which electronic and other forms of communication has made distance almost irrelevant, and in which there is a growing demand for well-educated soldier-diplomats and soldier-scholars. These considerations necessitate the development and roll-out of a distance education (DE) and e-learning system in the SANDF as a matter of urgency.

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