Nadeosa Conference 2020

First Call for Papers

Nadeosa would like to announce the theme for our 2020 conference which we will host in March.

Conference theme: Shaping ODeL in Post School Education and Training (PSET) to prepare for the future.

Sub-themes:

  1. Transforming PSET institutions offering distance and online learning to be inclusive and equitable for the 4IR.
  2. The role and readiness of educators and administrators in an evolving PSET sector (policies, strategies, practices, skills and competencies).
  3. ODeL models, methodologies and pedagogies for the future.
  4. Students access, retention, success and employability.
  5. Promoting PSET and collaborative practice (e.g. Industry partnership, public and private sector, government etc.) in the era of the 4IR.
  6. ODeL in the TVET sector.

Deadline for submisssion of abstracts - 24th January 2020. Please send abstract submissions to info@nadeosa.org.za.

 

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  • Conferences and Workshops

    Nadeosa hosts an annual distance education conference. We also host smaller workshops providing our members an opportunity to engage on matters of mutual interest or concern. In other cases our workshops aim to introduce new concepts or technologies related to distance education.

  • Networks

    Over the years NADEOSA has built-up strong networks of people involved in distance education in South Africa, the rest of Africa and elsewhere in the world.Our members have engaged extensively with regional associations such as Deasa and international distance education organisations such as the Commonwealth of Learning, International Council for Distance Education, European Distance Education Network, Open and Distance Learning Association of Australia. The network has been further strengthened through ongoing interaction with educational institutions providing both distance education and other flexible learning methods.

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    • Daily education current awareness service: This news article service has a focus on distance education in Africa and elsewhere in the world, South African education policy and related information, use of technology in education and education technology applications.
    • Document service: This service covers most of the subjects above, but the resources are more substantial than press articles.
    • Conference listing: A conference listing by date of distance education conferences around the world and also more general educational conferences taking place in South Africa.
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Aims of the Association

The overarching aim of this Association is to provide a forum for South African organisations and individuals who are committed to increasing access to an affordable, cost-effective and quality learning environment in which learners are empowered to become self sufficient members of society.

Objectives:

  • To facilitate collaboration among distance education and open learning organisations in South Africa.
  • To advocate awareness, understanding, and application of distance education and open learning amongst policy makers, practitioners, and learners.
  • To promote research and evaluation of distance education and open learning in South Africa.
  • To exert influence with regard to adequate policy (including financial support) for distance education.
  • To advance the professional interests of distance education practitioners.
  • To promote and enhance quality assurance in distance education.

NADEOSA does not register or accredit distance education programmes.