International Collaboration - Nadeosa Webinar 3, 2020

Nadeosa is pleased to share with you the link to the last of the Nadeosa webinar series for 2020. The webinar was held on 2 October and was facilitated by Prof Barbara Howard from the Appalachian State University, North Carolina, USA. The title of the webinar is International Collaboration in Online Learning and it focused on best practice in forging international collaboration in order to enhance the quality of online learning. Based on her personal experience, Prof Howard highlighted how the affordances of technology can be harnessed to maximise mutual benefits of collaboration at national, regional and international levels. Click here for full presentation. The video recording of the webinar is on YouTube.

At the beginning of 2021, Nadeosa will announce the webinar series for the year; check our website; https://www.nadeosa.org.za/f or updates

 

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Services

  • 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.

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.