Teaching & Learning Conference 2024


Welcome to the International Teaching and Learning Conference, an inaugural event dedicated to advancing the frontiers of teaching, learning, and student support in the rapidly evolving domain of Open Distance and eLearning (ODeL). This conference is hosted under the auspices of the University of South Africa, a leading institution in distance education.

Purpose of the Conference

In an era marked by rapid technological advancements and shifting educational paradigms, this conference serves as a critical platform for exploring the transformative potential of ODeL in the Global South, with a particular focus on the African context. Our goal is to rethink and redefine traditional approaches to teaching, learning, and student support, to better align with the dynamic needs of today's diverse student population.

Vision and Mission

Our vision is to foster a global community of educators, scholars, and practitioners who are committed to enhancing the quality and accessibility of education through ODeL. The mission of this conference is to provide a vibrant, collaborative space for the sharing of innovative ideas, empirical research, and best practices. We aim to inspire and facilitate meaningful dialogues that will shape the future of higher education and make a lasting impact on student success.

The conference revolves around the theme of “Charting New Frontiers and New Perspectives”. It reflects our commitment to exploring new ideas and approaches in:

  • Pedagogical innovation in ODeL
  • Technological integration and its impact on learning
  • Quality assurance and enhancement in distance education
  • Curriculum transformation for inclusivity and diversity
  • Effective strategies for student engagement and support
  • Navigating policy and regulatory environments in higher education

Why Attend?

This conference is more than just an academic gathering; it is a catalyst for change and progress in the realm of ODeL. By attending, you will:

  • Engage with global thought leaders and innovators in ODeL
  • Participate in robust discussions about the latest trends and challenges
  • Gain insights into cutting-edge research and pedagogical strategies
  • Collaborate with peers to chart the future course of distance education
  • Discover new technologies and tools that enhance teaching and learning

The International Teaching and Learning Conference is an opportunity to be part of a transformative journey in the world of ODeL. We invite educators, practitioners, policymakers, and students to join us in this intellectual endeavor, where ideas converge, experiences are shared, and future pathways in open distance learning are forged.

Our Hosts

Vice-Principal: TLCESS

Professor ZT Motsa Madikane

Leading the charge in community engagement and student support, Prof Motsa Madikane plays a pivotal role in shaping the educational landscape, particularly in the realms of teaching and learning within open and distance learning environments.

Vice-Principal: Teaching, Learning, Community Engagement and Student Support
South Africa

Executive Director: DTSFL

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Professor MD Magano

At the forefront of enhancing learning experiences, Prof Magano steers the Department of Tuition Support and Facilitation of Learning, focusing on innovative methods and technologies to support distance education.

Executive Director: Tuition Support and Facilitation of Learning
South Africa

Join Us

Be a part of this exciting event and contribute to shaping the future of Open Distance eLearning. We look forward to welcoming you to a stimulating and insightful experience that promises to redefine the boundaries of teaching and learning.