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.
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.
Edmore Moyo, based in the Learning Technologies Team at CILT, works down the quiet end of the corridor. While he can sometimes be spotted at the water-cooler or tea station, until recently many CILTers knew Edmore only as the quietly friendly man who did unfathomable things with computers. Then Edmore presented