News and Events

Although Nadeosa is a long-standing organisation which has made significant contribution towards the enhancement of distance education provision in South Africa, many people do not seem to be aware of the value the organisation adds to its members, and the diverse expertise that is within the organisation. In order to create greater awareness of the benefits members stand to enjoy, the Executive Committee has drafted the organizational value statement that can be accessed here.

At the Nadeosa Annual General Meeting in July 2015, Council agreed to the constitutional amendments that were proposed by the Executive Committee. The changes include updated definitions incorporating definitions from the 2014 Policy for the Provision of Distance Education in South African Universities as well as a clause allowing for an automatic annual increase in membership fees. The revised constitution is available here.

The Nadeosa conference took place at the Durban University of Technology on 8th and 9th July 2015.  The conference theme was Innovative open learning practices to build a quality integrated post schooling system. 

We were fortunate to have Dr Dianne Parker, Deputy Director General - University Education from the Department of Higher Education and Training as our keynote speaker at the conference

The final programme with links to conference papers and presentations are now available. For more details visit the conference website page.

With the advent of the Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET) Policy for the Provision of Distance Education in South African Universities, the Council on Higher Education saw it fit to provide guidelines for institutions wishing to offer distance education. The aim of the guide is to support how general programme requirements need to be interpreted for a distance education context and the wide variations thereof, including the effective integration of supporting ICTs. A highly consultative process was undertaken in the development of the guide, which included a workshop with Nadeosa members towards the end of 2013. The Distance Higher Education Programmes in a Digital Era: Good Practice Guide has since been published and is now available on the CHE website.