ECEL Practical Information

Registered participants will receive specific joining instructions two weeks before the conference. In the meantime, we hope you find the following, more general, ECEL Practical Information helpful.

ECEL 2023 will run as a hybrid event with both in person physical presentations as well as virtual online presentations. Registered participants will receive specific joining instructions two weeks before the conference. In the meantime, we hope you find the following, more general, ECEL 2023 Practical Information helpful to plan your trip to attend in person. Virtual presentations will take place on Zoom and details will be sent close to the time of the conference.

Conference Location

UNISA - University of South Africa
Muckleneuk Campus
Preller Street,
Muckleneuk Ridge
Pretoria
South Africa

https://www.unisa.ac.za/sites/corporate/default


University Information

Unisa is the largest open distance learning institution in Africa and the longest standing dedicated distance education university in the world. We enrol nearly one-third of all South African students.

Founded in 1873 as the University of the Cape of Good Hope, the institution became the first public university in the world to teach exclusively by means of distance education in 1946. Throughout the years, Unisa was perhaps the only university in South Africa to have provided all people with access to education, irrespective of race, colour or creed. This vibrant past is mirrored in our rich history, more particularly our massive and impressive database of alumni, some of whom are to be found in the most senior levels of society across the world.

Given our rootedness in South Africa and the African continent, Unisa today can truly claim to be the African university in the service of humanity. We offer an unparalleled range of study choices, ranging from short courses and certificate programmes to three-and four-year degrees and diplomas, close to 400 000 current students.

Local Information

The City of Pretoria, Gauteng: Known as the Jacaranda City for all the purple blossom-bedecked trees, which line its thoroughfares, Pretoria is a lovely, quiet city. It has a long, involved and fascinating history. Here you will find significant old buildings and fascinating museums. More information here: https://www.pretoria.co.za/

Getting to ECEL

By Air

The nearest international airport is Johannesburg - OR Tambo International Airport.  The airport is approximately 50 km south of Pretoria it takes about 35 minutes to drive.  More details here: https://ortambo-airport.com/index.html

By Taxi

Uber and Bolt app based taxi services are popular in South Africa they are a cheap and convenient way to travel.

By Train

OR Tambo International Airport Gautrain Service: Take the train to Marlboro and change to Pretoria. It takes about an hour and costs R217. More information here: https://www.gautrain.co.za/

 By Road

Car hire is easily available at the airport. The R21 is a direct route from the airport to Pretoria and is about a 35-minute drive. This is a Toll Road.

Conference Accommodation

The designated Conference Hotel for ECEL 2023 is yet to be confirmed.
 
We do not currently have special arrangements with the local hotels, but you will find competitive prices on online booking agents such as booking.com.
 
Below is a selection of hotels near to the conference venue:
 

Key Locations

Key locations for the 22nd European Conference on eLearning - ECEL 2023 in South Africa are shown on this google map: