University of South Africa (Unisa) is the largest open distance learning institution in Africa and the longest standing dedicated distance education university in the world. We enrol nearly one-third of all South African students.
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Founded in 1873 as the University of the Cape of Good Hope, the institution became the first public university in the world to teach exclusively by means of distance education in 1946. Throughout the years, Unisa was perhaps the only university in South Africa to have provided all people with access to education, irrespective of race, colour or creed. This vibrant past is mirrored in our rich history, more particularly our massive and impressive database of alumni, some of whom are to be found in the most senior levels of society across the world.
University of South Africa (Unisa) follows an open distance learning (ODL) model of teaching, which represents an approach that combines the following principles:
- Lifelong learning
- Flexibility of learning facilitation provisioning
- Removal of barriers to access
- Recognition of prior learning
- Provision of relevant learner support
- Construction of learning programmes
Learning involves the use of blended techniques such as integrated and mixed media, and courseware with various modalities for learning development, facilitation and support. Going forward, University of South Africa (Unisa) aims to harness the immense potential of information and communications technology to provide our students with an inherently online teaching and learning experience. Signature online courses have also been introduced.
Collages at the University of South Africa (Unisa)
University of South Africa (Unisa) has eight prestigious colleges offering a wide range of high quality academic and vocational programmes and over 1400 academics. In addition, we have a Graduate School of Business Leadership (SBL).GET THE COLLAGES HERE
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