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Tshuma, N. – South African Journal of Higher Education, 2012
South Africa's higher education policies have opened up access to university for students from diverse backgrounds, with different learning styles, levels of motivation and levels of preparedness. This has necessitated a move from the lecture style of teaching to innovative teaching styles that engage the learners and equip them with skills to…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Learning Activities, Cognitive Style, Foreign Countries
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Makoe, M. – South African Journal of Higher Education, 2012
The use of mobile technologies in education has had a major impact on the pedagogy as known and understood by many academics in distance education institutions. Teaching using new technologies requires a variety of skills that are different from what most teachers are familiar with. Therefore, teachers need to be trained on how to use these new…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Electronic Learning, Distance Education, Information Technology
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Mthembu, T. – South African Journal of Higher Education, 2012
The South African Technology Network (SATN) would like to thank the Editor of the "South African Journal of Higher Education" (SAJHE) for the opportunity to publish papers read at the 4th Annual SATN Conference that was hosted by Central University of Technology and held in Bloemfontein in November 2011. The journal makes it possible for…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Educational Environment, Educational Technology, Curriculum Development
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Nduna, N. J. – South African Journal of Higher Education, 2012
In an attempt to demonstrate the relevance of workplace learning (previously known as "cooperative education") in guiding student and curriculum development, this article presents findings from a research project on the current practice of workplace learning, drawn from an analysis of evaluation reports in a university of technology.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Workplace Learning, Cooperative Education, College Curriculum
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Bohloko, G. M. – South African Journal of Higher Education, 2012
This article makes a case, for Work Integrated Learning (WIL) firstly as an integral part of the curriculum in universities of technology and secondly, as a pedagogical issue. I argue that, WIL represents the re-contextualised aspects of specialised knowledge in curricula of the various professions and that WIL should equally draw knowledge from…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Educational Technology, Technology Integration, Foreign Countries
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Rhodes, N. – South African Journal of Higher Education, 2012
In terms of technology, accounting education has not evolved to the extent required by industry and has created a gap in the knowledge and skills of accounting graduates. This article reports on how an educational research tool assisted in finding a place for information and communication technology in accounting education. This article also…
Descriptors: Accounting, Educational Research, Research Tools, Educational Technology
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Picard, M. Y.; Wilkinson, K.; Wirthensohn, M. – South African Journal of Higher Education, 2011
Quality research supervision leading to timely completion and student satisfaction involves explicit pedagogy and effective communication. This article describes the development within an action research cycle of an online learning space designed to achieve these goals. The research "spirals" involved interventions in the form of instructive…
Descriptors: Research, Action Research, Focus Groups, Supervision
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Mouyabi, J. Seke Mboungou – South African Journal of Higher Education, 2011
This article deals with e-learning by focusing on the perceptible tension between ICT and Education. It calls for the implementation of a supple platform within higher education community in the new era of ICT. A personal experience and the analysis of different approaches are used in dealing with the issues. The choice of Moodle as a case study…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Higher Education, Colleges, Information Technology
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Kibirige, I. – South African Journal of Higher Education, 2011
The purpose of this study is to determine the attitude of in-service science teachers towards information communication technology (ICT) in education. The study explores the relationship between in-service teachers and four independent variables: their attitudes toward computers; their cultural perception of computers; their perceived computer…
Descriptors: Computer Attitudes, Access to Computers, Science Teachers, Teaching Experience
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Erwee, R.; Albion, P.; van Rensburg, H.; Malan, R. – South African Journal of Higher Education, 2011
To enhance research into revitalising supervisory practices, the aim of this study is to identify approaches of supervisors to mentoring and facilitating doctoral students' progress. Scenarios were created to describe typical situations that supervisors face, namely non-responsive students, dealing with students with low English language…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Online Courses, Language Proficiency, Graduate Students
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van Biljon, J. A.; de Kock, E. – South African Journal of Higher Education, 2011
Supervision has been identified as an important factor in the success of postgraduate students, even as the most significant variable and a large number of studies have been conducted to identify factors that contribute to supervision success. However the dependent variable in these studies--supervision success--has been an elusive one to define.…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Supervision, Graduate Students, Language Usage
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Beylefeld, A. A.; Hugo, A. P.; Geyer, H. J. – South African Journal of Higher Education, 2008
The increased use of new teaching and learning technologies in higher education environments makes it possible for academic staff to meet the challenge of having to teach students who are diverse in terms of academic, social and language backgrounds. This study reports how the incorporation of podcasts to supplement visual histology learning…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Student Attitudes, Educational Environment, Student Diversity
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Hay, H. R. – South African Journal of Higher Education, 2008
One of the major challenges facing South African higher education institutions is to deal with the learning preferences and styles of an increasing diverse student population. Although much research has been conducted on the identification of learning styles theories for classroom application, little attention has been devoted to the investigation…
Descriptors: Cognitive Style, Curriculum Design, Story Telling, Oral Tradition
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Amory, A. – South African Journal of Higher Education, 2008
This article investigates the notions of race, gender and learning technology as a consequence of the commodification of educational administrative systems (part of new managerialism--neo-liberalism), in order to foster debate. It also asks if new managerialism is an appropriate model within an African arena. New managerialism can be defined as…
Descriptors: Ideology, Educational Technology, Critical Theory, Educational Administration
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Ryan, P. – South African Journal of Higher Education, 2008
What constitutes successful practice for supervision of postgraduate students at an Open and Distance learning institution? In this article I describe a limited experiment in on-line teaching using a group of postgraduate students at the University of South Africa (Unisa). While the experiment has obvious limitations including the short time in…
Descriptors: Distance Education, Online Courses, Classes (Groups of Students), Adult Students
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