Open & Distance Learning



(a) Head of School: Mr K Goodoory 

Open & Distance Learning

In line with emerging trends and modes of delivery, MIE has a Centre for Open and Distance Learning (CODL) that offers all technical and pedagogical support for developing online courses to reach out to a larger number of trainees. The Educator’s Licence is one of the courses offered through a mixed mode with a substantial dose of online learning. Other courses will soon be on offer through this mode.

The ODLC is at present engaged in an innovative programme of digitalizing all the primary school textbooks, developing interactive materials and in training all primary school personnel in the use of interactive boards as part of the Sankore project, a Franco-British project for Africa.  


[1] Prior to 1998, private secondary schools could employ holders of Higher School Certificate (HSC). Thereafter, due to policy decisions for an all graduate workforce in secondary schools, there has been a drastic decline of HSC holders being recruited in private secondary schools, except for certain scarcity areas such as Physical Education and Home Economics.

[2] Conditions apply: exemption is granted for qualifications obtained within 7 years prior to joining any further training programme.

(2) Academic Staff

Gungadeen A (Miss) Senior Lecturer
Oojorah V A Senior Lecturer
Dr. Jhurree V Senior Lecturer
Goodoory K Associate Professor
Li Luen Ching C C F Senior Lecturer
Pyneandee M Senior Lecturer
Sooben P Lecturer

(i) Academic Staff - Mr A. Oojorah 
(b) Area of Specialisation
  • Educational technologies
  • Sociology
(c) Responsibility/ies 
• Project manager of the sankoré project
(d) Research Interest
(e) Other activities & responsibilities

Academic Staff - (ii) Miss Anu Gungadeen 
a) Area of Specialisation
Educational technologies 
b) Responsibility/ies 
  • Course coordinator (online) for Educator's Licence programme

Academic Staff : Mr Christian Li Luen Ching
(a) Area of Specialisation: Computer Science & System Design
(b) Responsibilities: 
    • Assistant Programme Coordinator- PGCE (PT) Rodrigues
    • Panel Coordinator Pre-Vocational Curriculum
    • Departmental Resource Person for Quality Assurance 
(c) Research Interest: Educational Technologies
(d) Other activities & responsibilities
   Course Coordinator for the following Programmes:
   • Teacher's Diploma Secondary
   • Teacher's Diploma Primary (MIE-IGNOU)
   • Diploma in Educational Supervision & Inspection (DESI)
   • Diploma in Educational Management
   • Post Graduate Diploma in Educational Leadership (PGDEL)
   • Certificate for Instructors Fire Services (CIFS)
   Dissertation Supervisor for MA (Education) Brighton/MIE

CODL workshop - "Online teaching and Learning"

The CODL workshop, 'Online teaching and Learning' was held on the 18th and 19th June 2013.

The aims of the workshop were to empower participants and promote online delivery of courses and techno-pedagogical solutions. This workshop is a part of a series of capacity building events for MIE academics.