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How we do it?
ALDN Programs, and Design (Programming).
The unique design of ALDN programmes is informed by the initial training needs assessment carried out in 2009 with a team of experts, which established the structural dysfunctional that existed between the tertiary convectional education and the industry demands that are in line with the global economy and market. The absence of a framework to encourage flexible lifelong learning culture and more pragmatic learning programmes to spur right spirit among adult Zimbabweans to be continuously engaged in relevant learning skills prompted establishment of a programming philosophy for ALDN which is responsive to global economy and promoting productive investment for the government and its stakeholders. In its philosophy, ALDN design demand driven diploma courses, short courses and workshops specific to client’s requirements and needs. Programming is done by a team of professional qualified academics with relevant experiences of development work and through also the critical inputting from partners from relevant industry/sector.
- Relevant and industry focused – designed and developed in consultation with industrial experts
- A curriculum that integrates continuous work-based projects/assignments to bridge the gap between knowledge acquisition and application
- Programmes that are delivered and assessed by a core group of qualified and experienced “Network Facilitators”
- Annual and periodic review of curriculum focused to match the pace of global trend in development. ALDN Curriculum is organic and alive that interacts with current affairs and events as opposed to curriculum of traditional tertiary Institutions which are static.
- ALDN offers learning engineering that makes graduates to be innovative in solving local challenges through turning them into opportunities for development and transformation
Attracting Unique Professionals across Africa, Past experiences and partnerships
ALDN partnered with Bindura University of Science Education (BUSE) in February 2010; with University of Zimbabwe Department of Geography and Environmental Science (UZ-DGES) in October 2010 and in November 2011, with Gwebi College of Agriculture. ALDN is processing its partnership with Mutare School of Preaching.
Since its establishment, ALDN Virtual College has enrolled over 2000 students across Africa with a rich diversity. Our programmes attract leaders from leading industries and organizations. Most of these leaders are already established in their profession and acknowledge our innovation in nurturing professionals. A professional qualification from ALDN Virtual College will not only enhance the graduate within his/her industry, but also differentiate them from their peers. The learning network developed during the student’s experience at the College will remain with him forever and give the graduate an edge in today’s global knowledge economy and market.