Research

CIET staff is involved in researching the use of technologies to enhance teaching and learning in education. Our focus is on higher education but we have also investigated the use of technologies in schools and NGOs.

Our research profiles can be found here:

Prof Eunice Ivala

https://cput.academia.edu/EuniceIvala

https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Eunice_Ivala

https://scholar.google.co.za/citations?user=Yr1ZitgAAAAJ&hl=en

Dr Daniela Gachago

www.danielagachago.blogspot.com

https://cput.academia.edu/DGachago

https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Daniela_Gachago

https://scholar.google.co.za/citations?user=FIJhSiEAAAAJ&hl=en

Dr Izak van Zyl

https://cput.academia.edu/IzakvanZyl

https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Izak_Van_Zyl

https://scholar.google.co.za/citations?user=F9H8CjoAAAAJ&hl=en

Selected publications

Bladergroen, M., Chigona, W., Bytheway, A., Cox, S., Dumas, C., & Van Zyl, I. 2012. Educator discourses on ICT in education: A critical analysis. International Journal of Education and Development using ICT, 8(2): 107 – 119.

Bozalek, V., Gachago, D., Alexander, L., Watters, K., Wood, D., Ivala, E. & Herrington, J., 2013. The use of emerging technologies for authentic learning: A South African study in higher education. British Journal of Educational Technology, 44(4), pp. 629–638. Online: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/bjet.12046/full  

Condy, J., Chigona, A., Gachago, D., & Ivala, E., 2012. Preservice students’ perceptions and experiences of digital storytelling in diverse classrooms. Turkish Online Journal of Educational Technology (TOJET), 11(3), pp. 278–285. Available online: http://tojet.net/articles/v11i3/11326.pdf

Gachago, D., Ivala, E., Backhouse, J., Bosman, JP., Bozalek, V., &  Ng’ambi, D., 2013. Towards a Shared Understanding of Emerging Technologies: Experiences in a Collaborative Research Project in South Africa. The African Journal of Information Systems, 5(3), article 4. Available online: http://digitalcommons.kennesaw.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1149&context=ajis

Gachago, D., Livingston, C. & Ivala, E., 2016. Podcasts: A technology for all? British Journal of Educational Technology, 47(5), pp.859–872. Available at: http://doi.wiley.com/10.1111/bjet.12483

Ivala, E. & Gachago, D., 2012. Social media for enhancing student engagement: The use of Facebook and blogs at a University of Technology. South African Journal for Higher Education (SAJHE), 26(1), pp. 152-167.

Ng’ambi, D., Brown, C., Bozalek, V., Gachago, D. & Wood, D., 2016. Technology enhanced teaching and learning in South African higher education - A rearview of a 20 year journey. British Journal of Educational Technology, 47(5), pp.843–858. Available at: http://doi.wiley.com/10.1111/bjet.12485  

Stewart, K. & Gachago, D. 2016. Being human today: A digital storytelling pedagogy for transcontinental border crossing. British Journal of Educational Technology, 47(3), pp. 528–542. http://doi.wiley.com/10.1111/bjet.12450