Teaching & Learning Conference 2024


Unisa gears up for the 2024 International Teaching and Learning Conference

Teaching and Learning 2024

Unisa is gearing up to host the much anticipated 2024 International Teaching and Learning Conference, set to take place from 6 to 10 May 2024. This global gathering will unfold at the scenic Muckleneuk Campus in Tshwane, Gauteng, South Africa, uniting educators, researchers, and practitioners worldwide. The event aims to explore and chart new frontiers and perspectives in Open Distance and e‑Learning (ODeL), specifically focusing on the dynamic landscape of the Global South and Africa.

Charting new frontiers and new perspectives in ODeL                                                                                                             

The overarching theme of the conference, "Charting new frontiers and new perspectives: Advancing teaching, learning, and student support in Open Distance and e-Learning (ODeL)," encapsulates the ever-evolving nature of ODeL in the Global South, with a particular emphasis on the African context. Key focus areas include innovative teaching methodologies, technology in education, curriculum transformation, and effective student support strategies.

Prof Magano

Professor Meahabo Magano, the Chairperson and Executive Director of Tuition Support and Facilitation of Learning at Unisa

Hybrid experience for global engagement 

The conference will adopt a hybrid format, allowing participants the flexibility to engage either in person at the enchanting Muckleneuk Campus or online. This approach aims to facilitate accessibility for a global audience, transcending geographical constraints and fostering a truly global dialogue. 

Professor Meahabo Magano, the Chairperson and Executive Director of Tuition Support and Facilitation of Learning at Unisa, says: "This inaugural conference aims to enhance scholarly understanding in disciplines related to andragogy and heutagogy. We invite academics, professionals, and support staff to share and showcase best practices in higher education. Your contributions will play a crucial role in fostering an environment of continuous learning and improvement. I look forward to insightful discussions and the exchange of innovative ideas at the conference." 

A movement towards transformation  

The International Teaching and Learning Conference represents a movement towards redefining the landscape of open distance learning and e-learning. Join Unisa and participants from around the globe in this transformative journey. 

Be part of the movement that shapes the future of teaching and learning. For more information and registration details, email: teachingandlearning2024@unisa.ac.za. 

Read more about the conference focus areas at https://www.unisa.ac.za/itlc2024.


*By Thembeka Ntuli-Mpapama, Manager: Communication and Marketing, Unisa, Gauteng Region