Unit For Open Distance Learning - Partners

Our Partners


Open Learning Group

The Open Learning Group (Pty) Ltd (OLG) forms part of Open Learning Holdings (OLH) whose subsidiaries include the Business School of Excellence (BSE) in Namibia, Credo Books (Pty) Ltd and Masithuthuke (Pty) Ltd, The Training Room Online (Pty) Ltd (TTRO) and Principal Primary (Pty) Ltd in South Africa.

The group was established in 1997 and primarily offers logistics and marketing support to institutions in the education, training and development sector. OLG is also provisionally registered with the Department of Higher Education and Training as a Private Higher Education Institution, as an FET College: Skills Development Provider through the QCTO and is accredited with the ETDP SETA and UMALUSI (the Council for Quality Assurance in General and Further Education and Training).


Smart Technologies

 

Inspiring innovation

SMART is defined by innovation and our desire to improve the way the world works and learns. And we’re defined by our customers – the teachers, students and business people who say that SMART has helped them discover new ideas, new ways of learning and new ways of collaborating. Our easy-to-use interactive displays and integrated solutions are crucial to classrooms and meeting rooms around the world.

We created the world’s first interactive whiteboard in 1991, and we remain the world’s leading provider of interactive whiteboards.* Incorporated in 1987, SMART has been committed to innovation and excellence for more than 25 years.

It is those core values that have resonated with the education, higher education, business, government and military communities. More than two million SMART Board interactive whiteboards are used by over 40 million students and their teachers, and SMART products are used in more than 175 countries.

Our global success with educators stems from the results they achieve with our products, which are known to support student-centered learning. And our Freestorm visual collaboration solutions help business teams increase innovation and boost productivity by working together without the restrictions of traditional tools or distance.

Our global success with educators stems from the results they achieve with our products, which are known to support student-centered learning. And our Freestorm visual collaboration solutions help business teams increase innovation and boost productivity by working together without the restrictions of traditional tools or distance.

While our product offering started with the interactive whiteboard, it has significantly evolved to include interactive flat panels, interactive tables, interactive pen displays, student response systems, wireless slates, audio enhancement systems, document cameras, conferencing software, a full line of interactive learning software and more. Beyond products, SMART provides the support, integration and services needed to ensure our customers can use our solutions to their full potential.


Botswana College of Distance and Open Learning

The Botswana College of Distance and Open Learning (BOCODOL) has been formed to improve access to learning opportunities on a nationwide scale for the out of school young adults. Open learning seeks to break down the barriers to personal development by providing flexible learning environments, enabling people to study what is relevant to their needs, at a time and place convenient to them. The learners learn from specially designed study materials, which use a combination of different types of media, methods and communication technologies, rather than through direct face-to-face mode of instruction as in conventional schools. In this way distance education allows them to study at home or in their workplace, at their own pace without having to leave their families or job commitments. Through its school equivalency programmes BOCODOL continues to bridge the education gap between various sections of the Botswana population structure. Informed by market surveys that are undertaken from time to time, the College has developed certificate level vocational management and professional programmes.

The college is also faced with the task of broadening types of courses it offers to include vocational, professional management and other programmes. Through collaboration with other regional open and distance learning institutions, BOCODOL has ventured into higher education. It has, started offering two diploma level programmes. The College has instituted plans to increase and diversify higher education programmes.