SARUA Webinars during COVID-19 Pandemic

Digital Inclusion and SARUA have jointly planned, hosted, managed and presented two tracks of weekly webinars.

  • Higher Education and COVID 19 – Impact and Responses
  • Using Technology in Support of Teaching, Learning and Collaboration

These webinars are recorded and presented for review by interested parties.

Guidelines for Online Education Delivery

Over the past few years I have interacted with numerous specialists at educational institutions who are involved with moving to online delivery of education.

Many issues arise as we move from Face-to-Face, through blended to full online delivery of courses.

Summarising my experiences and thoughts, I have documented some key considerations for parties that are embracing online education and striving to ensure learners get the best experience and are fully supported in their learning.

Feel free to review guidelines in this document: Technology in Support of Online Teaching and Learning.

I will appreciate feedback and am available to discuss with interested parties.

Technology Adoption in Education

Some time ago, I wrote a thesis on the Adoption of Technology in Education. When discussing this various players, I realised that writing a paper on the use of technology in teaching scenarios may be of use.  As with most things, we learn by moving from simple to progressively more complex concepts and scenarios. Despite this, education authorities and institutions attempt to drive their educators to complex deployments of technology without mastering the basics.

Here is a paper describing progressive adoption and use of technology in teaching. I would appreciate feedback and comments.

Adopting Education Technology Solutions 2017

 

New Key Discussions Section in Learning Areas

Today I added a ‘Key Conversations‘ section in the Learning Areas menu. This includes a number short discussions (less than 10 minutes typically) that are focused on Education and Technology considerations. Discussions are normally centred on a single concept.

Key Discussions may be viewed as standalone discussions, but may also be incorporated as part of standalone lectures or lectures that are part of DI Courses if appropriate.

Any discussion topics that you would like addressed? Respond with a comment, or drop me an email, and I will look to find a subject matter expert that could prepare a discussion, or lecture, to address the requested topic.

New Mini Lecture Series in Learning Areas

Today I added a ‘Mini Lectures‘ section in the Learning Areas menu. This includes a number of mini-lectures (10-20 minutes typically) that are focused on Education and Technology considerations.

Mini-Lectures may be viewed as standalone lectures, and may also be incorporated into DI Courses where appropriate.

Any topics that you would like addressed? Respond with a comment, or drop me an email, and I will look to find a subject matter expert that could prepare a lecture to address the requested subject.

Lecture at Wits School of Governance

Mike Hamilton will be presenting a lecture in the WSG Wednesday Conversation Series on the 17th May.

Topic:  Embracing Technology and Adapting Processes to Support Blended and Online Learning

Abstract:

Mike Hamilton will focus on four key points and discuss in the context of tertiary educational delivery:

  • Technological and economic pressures that come to bear on traditional educational models
  • The appropriateness of educational delivery methods in relation to learning maturity levels
  • Principles of effective learning facilitation, alleviating fears of faculty regarding the impact of technology
  • Purposeful use of technology to support specific teaching and learning processes

Date: Wed  17/05/2017 Time: 12:30-14:00 

After the lecture, a video will be posted as a mini-lecture on this site, and be available on demand.