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Rosebank College to open its first Pietermaritzburg Connected Campus in 2018

Rosebank College, an educational brand of The Independent Institute of Education (The IIE) will open its second Connected Campus in 2018. This technology-powered campus will be opened in Pietermaritzburg, a first of its kind in the KwaZulu-Natal province.

"Our Connected Campuses offer a new delivery model that we believe fills a gap and offers easy access to higher education at an affordable fee, and we look forward to bringing it to the Pietermaritzburg region," says Delvin Munsamy, General Manager of Connected Campuses at Rosebank College.

"Currently, students residing in PMB have access problems to our Durban campus with regards to transport costs and accommodation. Opening this Connected Campus allows the PMB student an opportunity to receive the benefit of affordable, quality tertiary education that also offers assistance with graduate employment opportunities as a strong driver," adds Munsamy.

In 2016 Rosebank College opened its first Connected Campus in Polokwane that brought with it a technology-powered learning environment geared at giving IIE graduates a head start in the working environment.

"The technology powered learning environment lends itself to the skillsets required by the 21st century employee," adds Munsamy.

Learners at the Connected Campuses receive a carefully planned blend of both classroom instruction and learning activities on Rosebank College's Learner Management System (Blackboard) that comprises videos, graphics, case studies and scenarios that allow for collaborative and reflective activities.

As with all new ventures, important lessons have been learnt. "This is a mode of delivery that works. We have seen an improved pass rate and student engagement. The flexibility that comes with this model, has confirmed that a blended learning model is anytime, anywhere learning," says Munsamy.

2018 Registration is now open at the Pietermaritzburg campus where IIE degrees, diplomas and higher certificates are on offer.

RC's Connected Campuses

These are hi-tech campuses with extended hours to accommodate students that may wish to access the campus WiFi or PC labs.

High-speed Internet connectivity, laptops and tablets within a WiFi enabled campus offer the perfect setting for exploration into a wider world that aids learning and experimentation. All learning activities are relevant, innovative and responsive. Students are also encouraged to explore new avenues beyond the classroom to acquire a meaningful interpretation of what they learn within their WiFi enabled campus.

IIE Rosebank College

The IIE's Rosebank College is dedicated to providing students with a solid foundation, creating future thinkers to build successful careers. The IIE's quality, accredited courses have a strong technological focus enabling you to thrive in today's working world.

Study at its Braamfontein, Pretoria CBD, Pretoria Sunnyside, Durban, Polokwane and Pietermaritzburg campuses and enroll for an IIE degree, diploma or higher certificate. Rosebank College is a worthy higher education partner for all students who entrust it with their career development. For more information please visit and

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Rosebank College is an educational brand of The Independent Institute of Education which is registered with the Department of Higher Education and Training as a private higher education institution under the Higher Education Act, 1997 (reg. no. 2007/HE07/002). Company registration number: 1987/004754/07.