Distance Education

In this section of the website Saide aims to provide key documents of our understanding of distance education and open learning concepts. We will also provide updated overviews on the status of distance education in South Africa and distance education policy in the country.

Distance Education

Distance education has demonstrated great potential for increasing openness in learning, and has been shown to be cost-effective. It describes a collection of methods for the provision of structured learning. It avoids the need for learners to discover the curriculum by attending classes for long periods. It aims to create a quality learning environment using an appropriate combination of different learning resources, tutorial support, tutorials, peer group discussion, and practical sessions. Effective use of educational technology can address some of the underlying educational challenges facing distance education provision, particularly in Africa

Saide is Committed to Opening Learning

We adhere to the following open learning principles

Distance Education in South Africa