Unisa International HETL Conference 2020

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The International Higher Education Teaching and Learning Conference 2020

The International Higher Education Teaching and Learning Conference is hosted jointly by the International Higher Education Teaching and Learning (HETL) and the University of South Africa, from 10 to 13 August 2020 in Johannesburg, South Africa.

The International Higher Education Teaching and Learning Conference will provide academics, researchers and higher education practitioners with a forum to exchange ideas, experiences and research findings relating to the preparation and support of students, teaching and learning methodologies, the use of open, distance and e-learning approaches, educational research, organization of educational systems, and the impact of sustainable development on higher education and the broader society.

Higher education has experienced dramatic change in the first two decades of the 21st Century, no least the result of the massification of post-secondary education combined with the expansion of the global knowledge economy. The speed and measure of the changes brought about by the fourth industrial revolution, the rapid innovation of information technologies and artificial intelligence and global environmental and climate changes have and will further impact the higher education sector.

This 2020 higher education conference hosted jointly by the International Higher Education Teaching and Learning Association and the University of South Africa aims to advance the scholarship and practice of teaching and learning in higher education by focusing on HETL’s four core areas:

  • Global networking and interdisciplinary collaboration,
  • Research, innovation, and academic publishing,
  • Higher education development and capacity building, and
  • Human rights and social justice.

Unisa has a 146-year history and brings a wealth of skills, knowledge and experience in higher education in general and specifically in open and distance education while being on the cusp of embracing electronic teaching and learning to support its distance learning character and to meet the demands on the higher education system as needed by South Africa, the African continent, and the developing world.

It is against this background that this conference focuses on the broad theme Unprecedented challenges and possibilities for sustainable development and e-learning in higher education.” 

Last modified: 2019/11/29