Message from the Head of Department of Open & Distance Learning (DODL)

Dear reader, I am glad to share a few facts about Makerere University, Department of Open & Distance Learning (DODL) with you.

The External Degree Programmes are run on a collaborative arrangement between the Department of Open & Distance Learning (DODL) in the School of Distance & Lifelong Learning (SODLL) and College of Business & Management Studies (for B.Com), the School of Education   (for B.Ed), College of Natural Sciences (for B.Sc.), College of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences (for BARI external) and other Departments of the University. More about our study Programmes 

Learning at a distance

When you register for a Open & Distance Learning course, you have joined the millions of people in the world who are engaged in some form of Open & Distance Learning.

These include, among others, the secondary school graduates, married women with household responsibilities, and working adults.

Distance Education course

The Open & Distance Learning course is a regular University Course taught with instructional media designed for learners whose circumstances compel them to study outside the customary University setting.

A print component (course manual, study text or a set of course readers) which you will be given for a particular course is basic to the Open & Distance Learning course. Audiocassette tapes, multi-media CDs, face-to-face sessions, study groups and a variety of tele-learning devices usually supplement the print component.

My Office is located at School of Distance & Lifelong Learning , housed in Nsubuga Block (Opposite Club 5) next to Complex (CCE) Hall of residence towards Faculty of Law at Makerere University Campus.

May God bless you all.

Dr Paul Birevu Muyinda

Chair DODL, Makerere University


Brief Note about Dr. Paul Birevu Muyinda

Paul B. Muyinda is an academician at Makerere University with a PhD. He specializes in e-learning with special interest in m-learning. His PhD research focused on developing a pedagogical model for the effective deployment and utilisation of mobile learning objects in developing countries.

Paul’s PhD work was inspired by the need to integrate ICTs in the distance learning student support systems of developing countries in general and Makerere University in particular. Paul aspires to set-up a centre for mobile computing research. He is a member of the Makerere University Educational Technology Working Group and a Secretary General of the Makerere University E-learning Research Group. He has  written over ten publications in the area of e- and m-learning.