Cheryl Brown

Team: Learning Technologies

Dr Cheryl Brown is a Senior Lecturer and part of the Learning Technologies Team. She joined UCT (CET) in 2003 having previously worked in the area of e-learning in Australia. She is principle investigator for the Carnegie funded "Developing Educational Technology Professionals in Africa" project and the DHET funded cross institutional "Personal Mobile Devices" project. She heads the Commonwealth Digital Education Leadership Training in Action (C-DELTA) project. Cheryl co-convenes the Masters and Postgraduate Diploma in Educational Technology  and convenes courses in research and evaluation of emerging technology and emerging technologies and educational practices. She supervises MEd and PhD students from across Africa.

She is co-chair of the Apereo Teaching and Learning Innovation Awards (ATLAS) which recognise innovation in learning and teaching internationally. Cheryl is an NRF rated researcher and her interests centre around access to ICTs and how they facilitate or inhibit students’ participation in learning. In the past few years she has looked more closely at the role technological devices (for example cellphones and laptops) play in students learning in a developing context and the development of students' digital literacy practices. Cheryl is a long standing member of the CHED Transformation Committee and is currently chair  of the CHED Research Ethics Committee. 


Contact details
021 650 5035
Room 7.59, Floor 7, PD Hahn Building

Recent output

Brown, CCzerniewicz, L; Noakes, T. (2016) Online content creation: looking at students’ social media practices through a Connected Learning lens in the Journal of Learning, Media and Technology, 46(1). VoR, doi/abs/10.1080/17439884.2015.1107097?journalCode=cjem20

Brown, CCzerniewicz, L; Huang C-W & Mayisela T (2016) (In collaboration with the C-DELTA CILT Advisory Group). Curriculum for Digital Education Leadership: A concept paper. University of Cape Town, Centre for Innovation in Learning and Teaching

Brown, C, Czerniewicz, L., Mayisela T. & Huang, C-W (in press). A practice based approach theorizing digital education leadership. Conference proceedings for the 8th Pan-Commonwealth Forum to be held on 27-30 November 2016 under the auspices of the Open University Malaysia.

Related links

Cheryl has published many interesting papers in relation to the Access and Use project:

Take a look at her blog which covers the latest IDRC funded research project “Researching Student Voices”:

To find out more about Cheryl’s ongoing PhD work, follow her on twitter: @cherybrown