Department of Communication Science

Prof Elize Terblanche

College of Human Sciences
School of Arts
Department: Communication Science
Associate Professor
Tel: 012 429 3305


  • DLitt et Phil (Unisa, 2004)  
  • M.Ed CUM LAUDE (Unisa, 1995)  
  • B.Ed (Unisa, 1985)
  • HED (Unisa, 1982)
  • BA Majors: Education & Criminology  (Unisa, 1980)
  • Higher Education Diploma A/E Language proficiency (Unisa, 1982)

Fields of academic interests

  • Adult learning
  • Teaching skills and strategies
  • Research methodology
  • Leadership and learning styles
  • Organisational communication

Journal articles

  • Communication opportunities and challenges for educators in Distance Education
  • Pedagogical models, skills and changing contexts of online teaching and learning
  • Portfolio assessment of Communication Research as subject in the context of ODL in Tertiary Education
  • Reaching out to Unisa students through technology-enhanced teaching – narrowing the gap with discussion classes via satellite
  • Whole-brain preferences and communication in organisational context
  • myUnisa: Social and educational electronic medium

Professional positions, fellowships & awards

  • SATA (South African Teachers Association)
  • 2010: Best paper award in Canada at International conference (CICE-2010)
  • 2007: Nominated for myUnisa Colloquium & Showcase: Awarding excellence

in myUnisa users

  • 1996: Doctor’s Exhibition award
  • 1990: Merit award