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2021 DHET Research Colloquium on Open Learning: Flexible and Blended Learning in Post-School Education and Training

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On 22 September 2021, the Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET), in collaboration with its entities (i.e. the 21 Sector Education and Training Authorities (SETAs), the three Quality Councils, the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) and the National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS)), jointly hosted the Research Colloquium on Open Learning: Flexible and Blended Learning in Post-School Education and Training (PSET). The DHET also partnered with the University of Cape Town (UCT) for the Colloquium and webinar series from 7-20 September 2021.

The purpose of the Research Colloquium was to deepen the conversation amongst stakeholders, share research findings, and promote research utilisation and dissemination. The theme of ‘Flexible and Blended Learning’ was identified given its growing significance in the PSET landscape, especially in the light of the Corona Virus Disease (COVID)-19 pandemic, where virtual interactions had become the preferred, safer and more convenient choice for teaching and learning.

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