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15 September 2017

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Limpopo Office of the Premier Vacancies
15 September 2017

Are you residing in Limpopo with a Grade 10 or Adult Education Training? Do you have a degree in a certain field. Find a post suited to your needs.

Gauteng Department of Health Vacancies
15 September 2017

Department of Health has various vacancies available. Do you have Grade 9 or 10 or even ABET you can find a job opportunity here.

Western Cape Vacancies
15 September 2017

It will be expected of candidates to be available for selection interviews on a date, time and place as determined by the Department.

Department of Health Handyman
15 September 2017

Red Cross War Memorial Children's Hospital in Rondebosch is seeking to employ a Handyman. All you need is basic literacy and experience in painting, glazing and spray-painting.

Trainee Constable Learnership
15 September 2017

Trainee Constable Learnership has become available. Do you have Matric? Valid Drivers license? No Criminal Record? Are you Healthy and Physically Fit? Download the application form and apply today!

Bursary At North West For 2018/19
14 September 2017

The Office of the Premier invites all learners and students (unemployed youth: 35 years and less) who are South Africans and are residents of the North West Province, who desire to study or are ...

Redefine Properties’ 2018 Learnership Programme
14 September 2017

To be the best in the fast-paced world of property, you’ve got to work with the best. Join Redefine Properties’ 2018 Learnership Programme – to get set for a career in the property industry.

Student Brand Ambassador 2018
14 September 2017

Mazars Port Elizabeth is looking for Student Brand Ambassadors to promote Mazars amongst the accounting students at NMU and act as a mediator between NMU accounting students and Mazars.

PSG Honours Bursary Programme 2018
13 September 2017

Our PSG Bursary Programme aims to create a pipeline of young talent within the financial services industry. If you meet with the minimum requirements, you can apply.


The notion of 'distance learning' is often out forward as an alternative to having to choose between either working or studying. However, the question needs to be asked: what is distance learning exactly and is there a difference between this concept and open distance learning?

UNISA is the only university in South Africa that offers open distance learning (ODL). Open distance learning works on the premises of making learning open and accessible to everyone. This is regardless of age, race, economic position, class, disability, criminality, etc.

Strong disability support is offered for disabled students who cannot attend a psychical university. With open distance learning such students are enabled to complete their studying all the way up to a doctoral level.

ODL also caters for students who have mental illnesses. Open distance learning caters for everyone regardless of their particular circumstances, their geographical location or who they are.

Open distance learning focuses on lessening the sense of isolation associated with it by making staff available to assist students with adjusting to the open distance learning experience.

ODL aims to bridge the gap between the learning medium and the learner by not restricting the learning process to either on-site learning or off-site learning. ODL offers both types of learning. You are able to study via tutorial classes, the traditional postal system or the internet. Alternatively you can make use of all of these learning channels.

Open distance learning provides a wide degree of choice and flexibility in the presentation of its offerings. For example its courses are offered in Braille, in audio and printed format and are also available online.

The world is your oyster with ODL. You also have the option of extending your degree duration or applying for loans to fund such a choice. ODL may be seen as a shift in thinking about distance education.

Distance learning, on the other hand, simply refers to learning from a distance. Distance learning refers to correspondence learning and learning off campus. It is limited in many regards and doesn't employ different channels of communication to break the barriers that distance learning creates between the ideal of learning and the individual's actual process of learning.

While other colleges and institutions in South Africa offer the option of studying via correspondence (distance learning), UNISA is the only open distance learning institution in South Africa.

By Lauren Gerber



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