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2021 Virtual Distance Education and Teachers Training in Africa (DETA) Conference

3rd August 2021 - 5th August 2021



The University of Pretoria with Saide announces its virtual 2021 Distance Education and Teachers Training in Africa (DETA) biennial conference.

Theme: Reimagining African Teacher Education through Distance for a Post-Pandemic Future

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Date: 3 – 5 August

Keynote speakers

Keynote speakers are eminent practitioners in the field of distance education: Prof Asha Kanwar (President and CEO, Commonwealth of Learning – COL, Canada), Prof Mpine Makoe (Unisa), Prof Jessica Aguti (Makerere University), Prof Meoli Kashorda (Executive Director of Kenya Education Network (KENET) and Prof Linda van Ryneveld (Head of the Comprehensive Online Education Services, University of Pretoria).


  1. Creating children’s storybooks in the languages of Africa using the African Storybook Maker App (Saide)
  2. KnowHow Early Learning for Teachers (in-service) (Saide)
  3. Using gamification as a strategy to reimagine assessments/activities that address digital competencies (lecturers and in-service teachers) (LLITUP, University of Pretoria)


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3rd August 2021
5th August 2021
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