Mobile Museum Program of National Museum, Botswana at Ditshegwane Village (Study Tour visit, 1995) CAM workshop delegates in Guyana with the Minister of Culture, Youth and Sports, The Honourable Gail Texeira, 1999 Delegate display at GCAM workshop, Nairobi, 1997 Tswaing Crater, South Africa, 1995 Jennifer Wishart (left), Emmanuel Arinze, Jenny Daly at Museum of African Art, Georgetown, Guyana CAM delegates at the Tswaing Crater Interpretation Centre, South Africa, 1995 Children's dance troupe, Ditshegwane Village, 1995 Charity Namukoko Salasini, Zambia with child guest, GCAM workshop, Nairobi, 1997
Bulletin Number 1 - Jan. 1996
The President's Column
Key messages to CAM: Seminar and Outreach Program: Botswana and South Africa. Museums and the National Identity: Ideas, Issues and Applications, Sept 17-28 1995
Distance Learning Program Status Report
Resolutions Adopted at CAM Study Tour and Outreach Program
Report from the Previous Triennium
Lamu Fort Environment Museum
Exchange Column: Everything Old is New Again
Advocacy Alert: New International Convention on Cultural Property

CAM Bulletin Number 1 - Jan. 1996

Distance Learning Program Status Report

The Commonwealth Association of Museums' Distance Learning Program was established in 1987.

During the first year of operation, 25 students were registered in the course. There were 9 graduates from that year, 16 students who dropped out of the course.

During the second year of operation, 7 students were registered. There have been 4 graduates from this year, 2 students that have dropped out of the course and I student who failed to pass with the required 60% grade.

In 1990, 4 students were admitted to the course, 2 of them graduated and 2 did not complete the course. One student entered the course in 1991 and has since graduated. All 3 students who took the course in 1993 have graduated. Of the 2 students who registered for the course in 1994, 1 has graduated and the other is inactive.

The total number of graduates from the course is 20 out of a total number of 42 registrants. There has been an overall drop out rate of 52%. This compares with the average drop out rate for distance education courses in Canada of 40%.

Although the number of students entering the course since 1990 has decreased since course start up, the completion rate of the students is higher. Since 1990, 70% of the students entering the course have completed it.

Dianna Thompson