Our director Laura Czerniewicz is the only scholar in the global South to make the Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education's (AACE) top 20 in educational technology to connect through social media.
Need help with Vula? You can ask a friend, work it out alone, or – better still – you can go online to YouTube, where you will find a nifty collection of Vula Help video tutorials . These can be found on at http://tinyurl.com/vulahelp-videos categorised into various playlists. The main purpose of these videos is to assist Vula users to be able to use key aspects of Vula successfully, so the first round of recordings focused on tools that students are required to use frequently and en masse, particularly among first years and students new to UCT.
Living in the age of ‘supercomplexity’ in which the world is increasingly unknowable, disruptive, unequal and disturbing, we are constantly assailed by difficult questions, competing priorities and a multiplicity of choices and options. In South Africa and Africa more broadly, we see this daily in the urgent, complex, heated debates around poverty, inequality, democracy, justice, responsibility and restitution.
After a start much delayed by thunderstorms, I went to Pretoria this week for two days to be the respondent for the University of Pretoria’s Flexible Futures Conference, the teaching and learning conference hosted by the University’s Department of Education Innovation. My brief was to respond to the presentations and discussions over the two days in terms of the Big Questions. It certainly meant that I was one person paying unadulterated attention throughout.