The fifth INQAAHE Talks webinar is scheduled for November 16, 2022.


Quality Assurance of Online and Blended Higher Education: The Southern African Experience

November 16, 2022 (Wednesday)
14:00 - 15:30 UTC
16:00 - 17:30 Johannesburg time



INQAAHE Talks webinar series presentations aim to connect INQAAHE membership with the broader international higher education community to collectively reflect on shared challenges and best practice, providing insights with a view to ensuring that higher education and quality assurance continue to serve the best interest of our increasingly interconnected communities. 

This joint webinar session with the Southern African Quality Assurance Network (SAQAN) will focus on issues surrounding quality assurance of online and blended higher education within the Southern African context. As online and blended education becomes a more prevalent mode of delivery to support access and opportunity for a wide range of students across the region, issues surrounding quality become paramount. The need to share regional and international experiences of online and blended learning and the quality assurance thereof is opportune as we emerge from a time of significant change and now settle into planning of the future. 

The session will include presentations from Dr Whitfield Green of the Council on Higher Education (CHE)- South Africa who will share findings from a survey report on how students accessed and used learning materials during the Covid-19 pandemic. We will further hear about the quality assurance of online learning from the Southern African perspective from Prof Richard Siaciwena of the Zambian Open University, and views about student-teacher experiences in online learning in Lesotho from Dr Paballo Mokenela. Dr Godson Gatsha of Botswana Open University will share his insights on academic integrity and quality assurance of online and blended learning. Finally Dr. Deb Adair of Quality Matters will consider the global trends and best practices surrounding online and distance education.


More information on the webinar here: