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Distance Education Associations in Africa

  • Adult Education Network (AEN) - The AEN promotes the activities of its members. These include clubs, associations, special interest groups and service organisations in South Africa.
  • African Distance Learning Association - ADLA is the major supporting vehicle for Open Colleges and Virtual Universities of Africa.
  • The Commonwealth of Learning (COL) - is helping developing nations, eg., in Africa, to improve access to quality education and training.
  • Confederation of Open Learning Institutions of South Africa - COLISA, was founded by the University of South Africa, Vista University and Technikon Southern Africa. It is a national resource and reference point for providing quality higher education in South Africa.
  • Ethiopian Distance Learning Association - is committed to the education of the Ethiopian youth in collaboraton with grass root organizations including, The Inernational Open College of Ethiopia, the Virtual School of Ethiopian Studies and the Ethiopian Virtual University.
  • National Association of DE Organisations of South Africa (NADEOSA) - aims to: facilitate collaboration among distance education organizations; advocate awareness, understanding, and application of distance education amongst policy makers, practitioners, and learners; and, promote research and evaluation of distance education and open learning in South Africa.
  • SACHED - (South African Committee for Higher Education) has worked in the field of distance education to widen access to learning for marginalised communities.
  • South African Institute for Distance Education - SAIDE was formed in 1992 to assist in the reconstruction of education and training in South Africa by promoting open learning principles and the use of approaches and methods of quality distance education.
  • Uninet - The South African academic and research network - main objective is "to provide a computer network that works to the standards of the Internet, for the use of every academic, researcher and student in South Africa"
  • Western Cape Home Schooling Association - organisation to promote Home Schooling in the Western Cape, South Africa.

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