WINDHOEK: The University of Namibia (Unam) in conjunction with the Namibian College of Open Learning (NAMCOL) and the Polytechnic of Namibia will host the 47th Conference of the Distance Education Association of Southern Africa (DEASA) at Swakopmund next week.
The conference will take place under the theme ‘Promoting Advocacy for Open and Distance Learning (ODL) in the Southern African Development Community (SADC) region’.
DEASA is a regional body aimed at promoting open and distance education, and operates in Namibia, Tanzania, Botswana, Malawi, Angola, Mozambique, Swaziland, Zambia, Madagascar, Lesotho, Mauritius, South Africa, Zimbabwe, Democratic Republic of Congo,
A media statement issued by Unam here Thursday, said the session will bring together about 300 delegates from academic institutions in southern Africa to discuss a number of pertinent issues pertaining to distance education.
It added that the conference will discuss sub-themes such as the National ODL Policy Frameworks, ODL Governance and Management, Resources Mobilisation for ODL, ODL Quality Assurance and Qualifications, and Impact Assessment of ODL Provisions.