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The National Association of Distance Education and Open Learning in South Africa





Innovative open learning practices to build a quality integrated post schooling system

8th and 9th July 2015 at the Durban University of Technology



We believe that practitioners across the universities, TVET Colleges and emerging Community Colleges will find much of interest and benefit at this year's Conference.

Extended date for submission of Abstracts

We have extended the closing date for abstracts to Monday 18 May to enable lecturers and practitioners across all sectors of the post schooling system one last opportunity to submit abstracts. However, all authors wishing to have their papers published in the Conference CD must send them to this email address: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by 15 June.

The link for the online abstract submission form is here:  ABSTRACT SUBMISSION  Authors will be notified within a week of submission if their papers have been accepted.

 Programme highlights

Three pre-conference workshops:

  • Tuesday 7 July all day: "Building an Expanded, Effective and Integrated Post School System - How can institutions begin to implement this?"
  • Tuesday 7 July morning: "Accessing and using Open Education Resources for the Post Schooling sector."
  • Tuesday 7 July afternoon: "Workshop or Discussion around the development and capacity building of the Community Colleges"


The Conference will open with a Colloquium on "Implementing Policy through Collaboration" with speakers from Durban University of Technology, Nelson Mandela Metropolitan Univeristy and UNISA.

Other panels and keynotes 

  • What research indicates as the way forward for growth in the Post Schooling system.
  • Capacity Building for Distance Education.

Speakers include:

  • Prof Ahmed Bawa (VC DUT)
  • Ivor Baatjes (NMMU)
  • Prof Daniella Coetzee (UFS)
  • Dr Maria Madiope (UNISA)
  • Prof Veronica Mckay (UNISA)

Registration Opening Soon

We will be opening registration shortly and will send out a more detailed programme with the online registration forms. Watch this space!