The Jamaican Association for Distance and Open Learning (JADOL) is a voluntary, not-for-profit organisation. Members include individuals and organisations, both government and non-government, that demonstrate an interest in or have an involvement with any aspect of distance and open learning.

Our Mission

Persuaded of the need for sharing experiences and for networking among institutions and individuals involved in all aspects of education, JADOL will promote, enhance and develop the practice of distance and open learning in Jamaica for individual, institutional and national development.

Our Aims 

  • To be an advisory body to the Government, to institutions and the wider community on distance and open learning.
  • To support the activities of organisations, agencies and institutions involved in distance and open learning, and to encourage co-operation among them.
  • To initiate and widen educational activities and access through distance and open learning for those individuals unable to participate through traditional means, so as to enhance growth and development in human resources.
  • To initiate and/or support research and development in distance and open learning, disseminate the results of relevant research and identify appropriate areas in which research and development are particularly needed.
  • To seek to establish a clearing house for information on distance and open learning.
  • To promote and provide a forum for interaction, co-operation and exchange of information and materials among national, regional and international users and providers with related goals, on issues affecting an/or related to the field of distance and open learning.
  • To organise regular discussions, conferences, seminars and workshops on various issues in distance and open learning.
  • To publish regular newsletters and such other publications as the Association shall determine from time to time.
  • To provide and encourage inter-institutional consultancies among members as efficiently and as widely as possible.
  • To seek funding or to engage in fund-raising activities adequate for the Association to carry out its activities.



 Upcoming Events

  Pan Commonwealth  Forum 4


  Past Events     more info

  Jadol Week 2002 click here
   Jadol Week 2003 click here
   Jadol Week 2004 click here
   Jadol Week  2005 click here
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