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  • Call for contributions in co-edited book on 'Co-teaching/researching in an Unequal World: Using Virtual Classrooms to Connect Africa, and Africa and the World'

    • Edited by Zifikile Phindile Shangase, Daniela Gachago and Eunice Ivala Introduction Traditionally, co-teaching or team-teaching is discussed in the context of K12 education, in particular, in relation to specific subjects or issues, such as teaching English as a Second Language (ESL) or supporting learners with disabilities. However, researchers have recently been exploring the concept of co-teaching within ...more
  • WS9: Managing your Digital Academic Identity with ePortfolios

    • Facilitators: Daniela Gachago and Sonwabo Jongile, Centre for Innovative Educational Technology and Candice Livingston, Faculty of Education Date and Venue:  10th of October 2019, 13.00-15,00, Centre for eLearning, D6 campus 17th of October 2019, 13.00-15,0, lab 3.07, IT centre, Bellville Workshop description: Connecting and engaging with fellow academics online using social media has become an important part of an academic’s ...more
  • WS8 Creating multilingual content for and with students

    • Facilitator: Linda Manashe, Centre for Innovative Educational Technology Date and Venue: 15th of August 2019, 13.30-15,30, lab 3.07, IT centre, Bellville Seminar description: The CPUT online multilingual glossaries project (MLG) is a collaboration between CIET and the Language Unit in Fundani CHED,  focusing on promoting multilingualism at CPUT especially by developing  African languages as scientific languages  across various study fields at CPUT. Subject-specific concepts are translated and verified  ...more
  • WS7 Supporting peer-learning through Blackboard using the peer learning tool

    • Facilitator: Sonwabo Jongile, Centre for Innovative Educational Technology (CIET) Date and venue 25th of July 2019, 13.00-15.00, eLearning centre, D6 campus Description of workshop During this workshop we will focus on the Peer Assessment tool in Blackboard. According to the Oxford dictionary, peer assessment refers to the “evaluation of scientific, academic, or professional work by others in the same field.” ...more
  • WS7 Supporting At-Risk students using the Retention Centre

    • Facilitators: Donna Lewis, Sonwabo Jongile, Eunice Ivala and Mvuyisi Mavela, CIET Date and location:  6th of June 2019, 13.00-15.00, Training Room 1, Library, Cape Town 13th of June 2019, 13.30-15.30, IT centre, Bellville Workshop description During this workshop we will focus on two tools in Blackboard: The Grade Centre and the Retention Centre. You will learn how to create, organise and manage columns ...more
  • WS 6 Teaching with Podcasting/Screencasting

    • Facilitators: Donna Lewis, Sonwabo Jongile &  Daniela Gachago, Center for Innovative Educational Technology Dates and location: 23th of May 2019, 13.oo-15.00, District Six campus, computer lab in the Library 30th of May 2019, 13.30-15.30, Bellville campus (repeat)  Workshop description: As CPUT aims to foster innovative educational practices, there has been much interest in the adoption of blended modes of delivery by ...more
  • WS5 Mastering Online Assignments

    • Facilitators: Donna Lewis,  Sonwabo Jongile and Mavela Mvuyisi, Centre for Innovative Educational Technology Dates and location: 9th of May 2019, 13.oo-15.00, District Six campus 16th of May 2019, 13.30-15.30, Bellville campus (repeat)  Workshop description: In this workshop we will focus on two main areas on our LMS Blackboard: Online Assignments and the Plagiarism prevention tool, Safe Assign. We will first look ...more
  • WS4: Improving classroom engagement

    • Facilitators: Donna Lewis & Ass. Prof. Daniela Gachago, CIET, CPUT Date and location:  25th of April 2019, 13.00-15.00, D6 campus (computer lab in the  library) 2nd of May 2019, 13.30-15.30, Bellville campus (venue to be confirmed) Workshop description:  Short weeks and long breaks between classes often result in less engagement from students once back in the learning space. How ...more
  • WS3: Online Assessment

    • Facilitators: Ass. Prof. Eunice Ivala, Sonwabo Jongile, CIET, and Bronwyn Swart, DISE, CPUT Date and location:  11th of April 2019, 13.00-15.30, Bellville campus Workshop description Description of Seminar Recently there has been a significant increase of interest in online assessment at CPUT as a response to large student numbers and in general to provide more flexibility to students. However, lecturers ...more
  • WS2: Blended learning Course Design

    • Facilitators: Ass. Prof. Daniela Gachago & Dr. Faiq Waghid, CIET, CPUT Date and location:  7th of March 2019, 12.30-15.00, D6 campus (room 3128 in the  library) 14th of March 2019, 13.00-15.30, Bellville campus Workshop description This workshop will introduce CPUTs vision for blended learning, framed by Laurillard's book 'Teaching as a Design Science'. Starting off with focusing on your ...more
  • WS1: Theoretical foundations of blended learning

    • Facilitators: Ass. Prof. Daniela Gachago & Dr. Faiq Waghid, CIET, CPUT Date and location:  21st of February 2019, 13.30-15.30, Bellville campus, Library, venue 1 28th of February 2019, 13.00-15.00, D6 campus, Library 3rd floor, Room 3.128 Workshop description This workshop will unpack some of the theoretical assumptions driving teaching and learning practices. Starting from  your vision of how a CPUT ...more
  • Important Blackboard Maintenance and News

    • Attention ALL Lecturing Staff You may have experienced that the look and feel have changed, it's still the same LMS as you know it, but with the anticipated Blackboard Ultra theme. We're reaching the end of the year and we need to do some maintenance on the Blackboard System. 1. All the 2014 - 2016 subjects will be ...more
  • WS6 Increasing in-class participation

    • Facilitators: Donna Lewis, Centre for Innovative Educational Technology (CIET), CPUT Date and location: 18th of October 2018, 13.00-15.00, Centre for eLearning, D6 campus Seminar description How to engage students in large (and small) classes is one of the main challenges lecturers face at CPUT. We invite you to attend an interactive workshop on how web-based and offline learning tools can ...more
  • WS12 Promoting Multilingualism and Student-Generated Content – The Multilingual Glossaries Project at CPUT

    • Facilitators: Linda Manashe , Centre for Innovative Educational Technology (CIET), and Nomxolisi Jantjies, Fundani (CHED), CPUT Date and location: 11th of October 2018, 13.30-15.30, lab 303, IT Centre, Bellville Seminar description The CPUT multilingual glossaries project (MLG), a collaboration between CIET and the Language Unit in Fundani CHED,  focuses on gathering and compiling subject-specific terminology with the aim of translating ...more
  • e-Portfolio development for teacher promotion, teaching philosophy and students assessment

    • Facilitors:  Sonwabo Jongile, Centre for Innovative Educational Technology (CIET) Dates and venue: 16th of August  2018, 13.30-15.30, lab 303 IT Centre (BV) Workshop description: Electronic Portfolios (e-Portfolios) are increasingly being considered in higher education (in particular professional degrees such as teacher education) to enable student teachers to reflect in, on and about practice in a structured way and ...more
  • WS22 Teaching with podcasts/screencasts

    • Facilitors: Dr Faiq Waghid, Donna Lewis and Sonwabo Jongile, Centre for Innovative Educational Technology (CIET) Dates and venue: 7th of June 2018, 13.00-15.00, Centre for eLearning (CPT) 14th of June 2018, 13.30-15.30, lab 303 IT Centre (BV) Workshop description: As CPUT aims to foster innovative educational practices, there has been much interest in the adoption of blended ...more
  • Call for abstracts for the 2018 CPUT Teaching and Learning with Technology Day

    • The Centre for Innovative Educational Technology is pleased to announce a call for abstracts/proposals for this year's CPUT Teaching and Learning with Technology Day. Date: Thursday, 30th of August 2018, 9.00-16.00 Location: To be Confirmed Theme: Blended Learning at CPUT Conference theme Blending teaching, learning and assessment is a complex process that involves  the development and delivery of engaging learning material, the creation ...more
  • WS18: Self and Peer Assessment- promoting student engagement and active learning

    • Facilitator: Sonwabo Jongile, Centre for Innovative Educational Technology (CIET) Date and venue 24th of May 2018, 13.30-15.30, lab 303 IT Centre, Bellville campus Description of workshop During this workshop we will focus on the Peer Assessment tool in Blackboard. According to the Oxford dictionary, peer assessment refers to the “evaluation of scientific, academic, or professional work by others in the ...more
  • WS3 Mastering Online Assignments: commenting, marking, rubrics and originality reports (hands-on)

    • Facilitators: Antoinette Van Deventer, Mavie Mavela and Sonwabo Jongile, Centre for Innovative Educational Technology Dates and location: 10th of May 2018, 13.oo-15.00, e-Learning Centre, District Six campus 17th of May 2018, 13.30-15.30, IT center, Bellville campus (repeat)  Workshop description: In this workshop we will focus on two main areas on our LMS Blackboard: Online Assignments and the Plagiarism prevention tool, Safe ...more
  • WS5 Using Respondus to create online assessments

    • Facilitators: WS1: Antoinette Van Deventer & Donna Lewis, CIET WS 2: Mavi Mavela and Sonwabo Jongile, CIET Date and location: 12th of April 2018, 13.00-15.00, Centre for e-Learning, Cape Town - (note the change in starting time!) 19th of April 2018, 13.30-15.30, Lab303, IT centre, Bellville (repeat) Workshop description: Respondus is a powerful tool for creating and managing exams that can be printed to paper or ...more
  • WS21 Designing online exams

    • Facilitators: Seminar 1: Daniela Gachago, Faiq Waghid, Eunice Ivala (CIET) and Bronwyn Swartz (Engineering), CPUT Seminar 2: Alan Cliff, CILT, UCT Dates, time and location: Seminar 1: 15th of March, 13.30-15,30, Centre for eLearning, Cape Town campus Seminar 2: 22nd of March, 13.30-15.30, online (Blackboard Collaborate) Seminar description Recently there has been a significant increase of interest in online assessment at CPUT ...more
  • WS20 The Learning Designer - designing the perfect blend for your students

    • Facilitator: Faiq Waghid, Centre for Innovative Educational Technology Date and venue 22nd of February 2018, 13.30-15.30, Centre for eLearning, Cape Town campus 1st of March 2018, 13.30-15.30, 303, IT centre, Bellville  Description of seminar The Learning Designer is a web-based lesson planning tool to assist lecturers in the design of teaching and learning activities and to share their learning designs. Developed ...more
  • WS19 Seeing the unseen in medical imaging - using Virtual Reality in Radiography

    • Facilitator: Lizel Hudson, Lecturer: Medical Imaging and Therapeutic Sciences, Health and Wellness Date and venue 9th of November 2017, 13.30-15.30, 303, IT centre  Description of seminar The Virtual Environment for Radiotherapy Training (VERT) software provides a realistic virtual environment of a radiotherapy treatment room. When coupled with a suitable stereo projection system, it provides a life size model of the treatment room, ...more
  • WS18: Self and Peer Assessment- promoting student engagement and active learning

    • Facilitator: Sonwabo Jongile, Centre for Innovative Educational Technology (CIET) Date and venue 12th of October 2017, 13.30-15.30, eLearning Centre, Cape Town campus   Description of workshop   During this workshop we will focus on the Peer Assessment tool in Blackboard. According to the Oxford dictionary, peer assessment refers to the “evaluation of scientific, academic, or professional work by others in the ...more
  • WS17: Becoming a digital scholar

    • Facilitators: Daniela Gachago, Centre for Innovative Educational Technology (CIET) Date and venue 28th of September 2017, 13.30-15.30, lab 303, IT centre, Bellville Description of workshop: Connecting and engaging with fellow academics online using social media has become an important part of an academic’s research practice. Academic reputations today can be considerably enhanced by developing an online profile or ‘academic ...more
  • WS16: Adaptive learning - are we ready ?

    • Facilitator: Sakkie Smit, Centre for Innovative Educational Technology Date and time: 21st of September 2017, 13.30-15.30 Location: Centre for eLearning, training venue, Cape Town campus or Blackboard Collaborate (online) Seminar description Adaptive learning technologies, according to EDUCAUSE, “dynamically adjust to the level or type of course content based on an individual’s abilities or skill attainment, in ways that accelerate a ...more
  • WS15: Facilitating online seminars using Blackboard Collaborate

    • Facilitators: Antoinette Van Deventer and Jody Boltney, Centre for Innovative Educational Technology Date and time: 31st of August 2017, 13.30-15.30 Location: Online or Centre for eLearning, training venue, Cape Town campus Seminar description Tired of travelling between campuses for meetings? Supporting students who are geographically distributed? Blackboard Collaborate is a realtime video conferencing tool, that lets you communicate with ...more
  • WS14: Improving your MCQ tests using Blackboards Item Analysis

    • Facilitators: Jonathan Aspeling and Janine Lockhart, CPUT Date and location:  17th of August 2017, 13.30-15.30, Centre for eLearning, Cape Town campus Seminar description Are you using multiple choice tests? Do you want to use them but don't know how? How can you get better at doing this? How do you know what a 'good' multiple choice question is? This ...more
  • WS13 Analytics for Learn: Increasing Throughput and Success (hands-on)

    • Facilitators: Prof Izak Van der Zyl, Faculty of Informatics and Design, and Sonwabo Jongile, Centre for Innovative Educational Technology (CIET), CPUT Date and location:  27th of July 2017, 13.30-15.30, Centre for eLearning, Cape Town campus Seminar description There has been a spate of learning analytics interventions in global higher education. This is coupled with the rise and significance of ...more
  • WS12 Promoting Multilingualism and Student-Generated Content - The Multilingual Glossaries Project at CPUT

    •   Facilitators: Linda Manashe and Ass. Prof. Eunice Ivala, Centre for Innovative Educational Technology (CIET), CPUTDate and location:  22nd of June 2017, 13.30-15.30, lab 303, IT centre, Bellville Seminar description The CPUT multilingual glossaries project (MLG) focuses on gathering and compiling subject-specific terminology with the aim of translating them from English to isiXhoza and Afrikaans in order to enhance teaching ...more