DEASA and DEATA Joint Conference 2019


Conference Theme

Agenda 2030 and Open and Distance Learning: Making transformation happen

SEPTEMBER, 25TH – 27TH 2019

The National Distance Education Association of Tanzania (DEATA) in collaboration with The Distance Education Association of Southern Africa (DEASA) will have a joint Conference in September 25th – 27th, 2019 in Dar es Salaam Tanzania. This is a huge collaborative movement in the field of open and distance learning (ODL) and is in line with collaboration commitments by the SADC Heads of State and Governments as enshrined in the SADC Protocol on Science, Technology and Innovation, where cooperation is taken as important in promoting development of science and technology in the region. The aim of this conference is to show cases of ways in which ODL has honoured the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) through SDG 4 (Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all), in transforming society, including its contribution to social and economic development.

Sub Themes

  • Optimizing the benefits of ODL
    • Role of ODL in breaking the Iron triangle (access, cost, and quality)
    • Economic benefits of ODL: Returns on innovations
    • Reaching the ‘not in education, employment, and training’(NEET) generation through distance TVET
    • ODL Equity gaps in the talent pipeline (tackling the issues of gender, disability, language, etc.)
    • Benefits of e-learning in ODL
  • Forging collaboration and Linkages – challenges and prospects in Africa
  • Governance issues in ODL
    • The role of national ODL associations in promoting ODL
    • Community engagement in ODL institutions
    • ODL governance at the institutional level (successes, challenges, and prospects)
  • Maximizing Open education and Open Education Resources (OER) for ODL

Important Dates

Activity Dates
Call for Papers opens  
Registration opens  
Paper submission deadline  
Notification of Paper Acceptance  
Early bird registration deadline  
Registration deadline  
Conference Day 1  
Conference Day 2  
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