How to get the best results for your upcoming UNISA assignments 2014

It`s already February, and the UNISA term is in full swing.  We have been getting a lot of comments from students who are overwhelmed with their UNISA assignments 2014 - many of whom have not received their books on time due to the MyUNISA downtime, and the then the SAPO strike. This blog aims to …

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UNISA and the accessibility of Distance Learning

In the minds of many South Africans, the concept of ‘Distance Learning’ is immediately synonymous with UNISA. UNISA is undoubtedly the most well known distance learning education institute in South Africa. This is because UNISA was the first public college to educate exclusively by means of distance learning. UNISA was the only institute who gave …

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Carte Blanche expose of UNISA seriously shaking student confidence

The recent expose on Carte Blanche about UNISA has shocked students to the core, with Facebook and Twitter abuzz with angry and upset students.  It shows several students who were unhappy with their marks, and who followed this up relentlessly until they got confirmation of some pretty large mistakes.  In every case they had to fight …

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Beyond the classroom: social learning and online platforms

The internet boom has had some unexpected consequences, one of the biggest being its influence on education. Students now have a myriad of tools and support structures that simply was not available previously, leading many to wonder “how did ANYONE pass before Google???”.   Distance learning (like studying with UNISA) can be a very lonely …

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Unisa eases NSFAS registration blues

Unisa has expressed shock last week at protest action at their campuses over the depletion of NSFAS funds. NSFAS (National Student Financial Aid Scheme) which provides loans, especially for those students in need, announced that its funds were depleted.  Student strikes started in Pretoria after crisis talks on Wednesday, 17th July.  By Friday UNISA registration was …

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How to remain calm whilst registering for EUP1501

Last term the new subject EUP1501 was introduced, and is now a compulsory subject.  EUP1501 attracted more than 15000 students for the semester, and not unsurprisingly chaos ensued.  Now, UNISA registration can be painful at the best of times, but in this case Unisa lecturers were completely overwhelmed by the sheer number of students enrolled, …

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Students Panic with Slow Release of Unisa Exam Results

It is that time of year again – UNISA registration is about to close, but many results are still outstanding.  Students are panicking as an already short term ticks by, and the close of registration looms.  Our Facebook page is buzzing with UNISA students speculating when the results will be released, and what they should do …

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