NADEOSA Webinar October 2021: Assessment Strategies for Remote Teaching and Learning

When:  07 October 2021

Time:  14:00 hrs Central African time


Dr Laura Dison

Dr Laura Dison is a senior lecturer in the Curriculum Division at the Wits School of Education and was appointed Assistant Dean for Teaching and Learning in the Faculty of Humanities in 2020. She is the Coordinator of the Post Graduate Diploma in Education (in the field of Higher Education) which is a professional qualification for lecturers and is Academic Coordinator of the Wits School of Education Writing Centre. She is involved in collaborative research projects in teaching, learning, assessment and writing development in higher education.

Dr Kershree Padayachee

Dr Kershree Padayachee holds a PhD in Plant Cryobiology and a PG Dip (HE). She is currently a senior lecturer and academic advisor in the Science Teaching and Learning Unit (STLU) in the Faculty of Science at Wits University. Having transitioned from teaching in the biological sciences, Dr Padayachee’s current academic focus is science higher education and the ongoing professional development of academics as university teachers, and she is actively involved in various initiatives to enhance teaching and learning in higher education, institutionally and nationally.

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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.

  • Information Services

    NADEOSA provides members with a regular information service.The following services are available to members:

    • 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.
    • Journal abstract service: Abstracts from educational journals relevant to the NADEOSA community.


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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.


  • 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.