ODeL and Unisa Application

By | August 20, 2019

What is Open Distance e-Learning (ODeL) & is Unisa for you?

Have you ever successfully completed a qualification through Unisa / distance learning?

No, I haven't sucessfully completed a qualification through Unisa / distance learning. Read the content below.
Yes, I have sucessfully completed a qualification through Unisa / distance learning but things have changed. Read the content below.
Yes, I have sucessfully completed a qualification through Unisa / distance learning. Proceed to the next step in the application process.


Open Distance e-Learning (ODeL) is a different way of learning

ODeL is a different way of learning… there is a physical distance between you and your university. For most of us, this means that our previous learning experiences will not have prepared us for the Unisa study journey. In distance learning, YOU are responsible for your studies. You don’t attend daily lectures. You learn from a distance and you connect to the university mostly via the internet.

But this doesn’t mean that you are on your own. Unisa has a number of support services for our students – from tutorial support and counselling, to online tools. The “distance” in distance learning means that most of your interactions with Unisa will take place at a distance – mostly in digital format.

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How ready are you for Open Distance e-Learning (ODeL)?

Many of us don’t know what it’s really like to study through open distance e-learning, because most of our schooling and post-school education was completed through contact or face-to-face learning.. 

Find out if you’re ready for the Unisa study journey


First-Year Experience Massive Open Online Course

Before you submit your application, you may also want to work through the First-Year Experience Massive Open Online Course (FYE MOOS: 101), entitled “Is Unisa for me?”

It will help you to get to know a little bit more about Unisa as an open distance e-learning university and will also help you to choose a right career or qualification. Click here for more information.

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To access the MOOC

  1. Go to https://mooc.unisa.ac.za/portal.
  2. Click on “New Account” to create an account or Login if you are already registered.
  3. Once you are signed in, click on “Membership” to view the list of sites that can be joined.
  4. Click on the “Join link for the MOOC011-FYE101” to access the FYE MOOC.