oa Mosenodi - Zimbabwe Open University (ZOU) students' perceptions of the management of coursework assignments (a case for two regional centres)

Volume 13, Issue 1-2
  • ISSN : 1021-559X



The research sought to determine Zimbabwe Open University (ZOU) Students 'perceptions of assignment management. Descriptive survey design was used and questionnaires gathered data from a conveniently selected sample of 108 respondents. Qualitative data presentation and analysis were employed. Assignments were an effective teaching tool and questions were of appropriate quality. Handling of students' written assignments at regional centers was unprocedural and submission dates were closely staggered. Regional libraries were thinly stocked and the supply of the course modules were often erratic. Assignment marking was not professional and timeous. The research recommended that libraries be sufficiently stocked and module supply improved so that modules are available on registration. Assignment due dates be appropriately staggered to enable adequate research and moderation of marked assignments be instituted, to assure and control quality.

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