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Challenges and prospects : ICT enhanced teaching and learning in the College of Human Sciences (Unisa)

Show simple item record Chetty, Denzil 2013-01-03T09:37:35Z 2013-01-03T09:37:35Z 2012-09
dc.description ODL12 Conference paper
dc.description.abstract Over the past few years, we have seen the advent of information and communication technologies (ICTs) transforming our conventional understanding of education, more specifically teaching and learning practices. While the introduction of ICTs has brought to the fore many optimistic benefits, such as improved lecturer-student interactions and new models for designing creative and innovative curricula, it also has begun challenging our institutional models and the environment in which we function. This has prompted a reconceptualisation of how we teach in an open distance learning context. Hence, Unisa as an institute has also sought to recontextualise itself within this transitioning environment. This has led to questions regarding the readiness of academics to meet the transitions of this changing context. As part of the exercise to engage with this changing context, the College of Human Sciences conducted a research survey to determine the creative use of ICTs in teaching and learning practices within the college as well as their prospects and challenges. A total of 132 academics participated, representing all departments and schools within the college. This research paper highlights the types of ICTs currently being used in the college, the frequency of use, how they are used in teaching and learning practices, challenges encountered with their integration in teaching and learning, positive and negative contributions arising from such integration, and why certain academics opt not to use ICTs. en
dc.format.extent 1 online resource ([14] leaves) : ill.
dc.language.iso en en
dc.subject Information and communication technologies (ICTs) en
dc.subject Learning management systems en
dc.subject Social networks en
dc.subject Pedagogies en
dc.subject ICT culture en
dc.subject Teaching and learning
dc.subject Distance education -- South Africa -- Computer-assisted instruction -- Case studies
dc.subject Open learning -- South Africa -- Computer-assisted instruction -- Case studies
dc.subject Internet in higher education -- South Africa -- Case studies
dc.subject University of South Africa
dc.subject ODL
dc.subject.ddc 378.173446780968
dc.subject.lcsh College teaching -- South Africa -- Case studies
dc.title Challenges and prospects : ICT enhanced teaching and learning in the College of Human Sciences (Unisa) en
dc.type Presentation en

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