The Nadeosa Quality Criteria was published in 2005 after a conversation between the Department of Education and the South African Institute for Distance Education (Saide), followed by some regional workshops with practitioners in the field. Since then, the document has been a trailblazer both locally and internationally. However, feedback from some recent distance education programs and student administration services reviews shows the need to re-visit the criteria in order to align them to the 21st century needs. Since 2005 when the criteria were published, a lot of changes have happened in
the distance education landscape. This further spells the need for revising the quality criteria in order to make them speak to the latest developments in the field.
The aim of the two-day workshop is three-fold:
i. To hold an interactive discussion where stakeholders in distance education identify existing gaps in the quality criteria;
ii. To align the criteria to meet the 21st century needs; and
iii. To suggest how DE providers could address the ever-changing field of student management and administration in the digital era.
Distance education institutional representatives and practitioners.
Participants should bring their own wireless-enabled laptops/tablets.
For further information contact: Dr Ruth Aluko — firstname.lastname@example.org