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Cheryl Hodgkinson-Williams

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Associate Professor Cheryl Hodgkinson-Williams teaches Online Learning Design and Advanced Research Design courses to postgraduate students and coordinates the Mellon Foundation funded scholarship for the Postgraduate Diploma and Masters in Educational Technology. She also supervises Masters and PhD students in Educational Technology and Open Education.

She holds a PhD in computer-assisted learning and has taught and supervised in the field of information communication technologies (ICTs) in education since 1994, first at the University of Pretoria, then at Rhodes University in Grahamstown and now at UCT. In addition she is the Principal Investigator of the IDRC-funded Research in Open Educational Resources for Development (ROER4D) project which is investigating the adoption and impact of the use of open educational resources in 26 countries in the Global South.  Her particular research interests include open education, online learning design and electronic portfolios. 

 

Contact details

cheryl.hodgkinson-williams@uct.ac.za
021 650 5030
Room 7.53, Floor 7, PD Hahn Building

 

Outputs

Publications

King, T., Hodgkinson-Williams, C. A., Willmers, M. & Walji, S. (2016). Dimensions of open research: Reflections on ‘critical openness’ in the ROER4D project. Open Praxis, 8(2), pp. 81-91

Hodgkinson-Williams C A; Deacon A. (2013). Pedagogic Strategies to Support Learning Design Thinking in a Masters Course. Educational Research for Social Change, 2(1), 82-87. Retrieved from: http://ersc.nmmu.ac.za/articles/Vol2No1_Hodgkinson_pp82-87_April_2013.pdf

Hodgkinson-Williams, C.A. & Paskevicius, M. (2013) It's Not Their Job to Share Content': a case study of the role of senior students in adapting teaching materials as open educational resources at the University of Cape Town, E-Learning and Digital Media, 10(2), 135-147.

Hodgkinson-Williams, C.A. & Paskevicius, M. (2012). The role of postgraduate students in co-authoring open educational resources to promote social inclusion: a case study at the University of Cape Town, Distance Education, 33 (2), 253-269.

Slay, H., Siebörger, I., and Hodgkinson-Williams, C. (2008) “A feasibility study on the use of “smart” pens in teaching and learning environments in South African schools”, South African Computer Journal, 40, p83 – 94.

Hodgkinson-Williams, C.A., Slay, H. & Siebörger, I. (2008). Developing communities of practice within and outside higher education institutions. British Journal of Educational Technology, 39(3), 433-442.

Slay, H., Sieborger, I. & Hodgkinson-Williams, C. (2008). Interactive whiteboards: Real beauty or just “lipstick”? Computers & Education, 51(2008), 1321-1341.

Wilson-Strydom, M., Thomson, J. & Hodgkinson-Williams, C.A. (2005). Understanding ICT integration in South African Classrooms. Perspectives in Education, 23(4), 71-85.

Berkhout, S., Hodgkinson, C. & Van Loggerenberg, A. (1998). Kurrikulum 2005: ‘n Eksplorasie van enkele tendense, intensies en implikasies van uitkomsgebaseerde onderwys. Suid-Afrikaanse Tydskrif vir Geesteswetenskappe, 38(4), 287-302.

 

Chapters in books

Hodgkinson-Williams, C., Paskevicius, M., Cox, G., Shaikh, S., Czerniewicz, L. & Lee-Pan, S. (2013). 365 Days of Openness: The Emergence of OER at the University of Cape Town. In R.McGreal, W. Kinuthia & Marshall, S. (Eds.) Perspectives on Open and Distance Learning: Open Educational Resources: Innovation, Research and Practice. Commonwealth of Learning.

Hodgkinson-Williams, C. & Paskevicius, M. (2012). Framework to understand postgraduate students’ adaption of academics’ teaching materials as OER. In A. Okada (Ed.) Open Educational Resources and Social Networks. The Open University.

Slay, H., Siebörger, I., and Hodgkinson-Williams, C. (2008). The use of interactive whiteboards to support the creation, capture and sharing of knowledge in South African schools. Learning to Live in the Knowledge Society, 281, p19 - 26, IFIP WCC 2008, Milan, Italy, September 2008, ISBN 978-0-387-09728-2. 

Siebörger, I., Terzoli, A., and Hodgkinson-Williams, C. (2008). The development of ICT networks for South African schools: Two pilot studies in disadvantaged areas. Learning to Live in the Knowledge Society, 281, p 167 - 170 , IFIP WCC 2008, Milan, Italy, September 2008, ISBN 978-0-387-09728-2. 

Brandt, I., Terzoli, A. & Hodgkinson-Williams, C.A. (2007). Wi-Fi as a last mile access technology and the tragedy of the commons. In T. Sobh, K. Elleithy, A.Mahmood & M.Karim (Eds.). Innovative Algorithms and techniques in automation, industrial electronics and telecommunications. Netherlands: Springer Netherlands.

Hodgkinson, C.A. (2002). Information and communication technology skills. In K.Maree & L. Ebershon (Eds.). Lifeskills and career counselling. Sandown, South Africa: Heinemann.

 

Keynote paper – online

Hodgkinson-Williams, CA (2010a). Benefits and challenges of OER for higher education institutions. Paper commissioned by the Commonwealth of Learning for the Workshop Discussions at the Open Educational Resources (OER) Workshop for Heads of Commonwealth Universities, 28 April 2010, Cape Town, South Africa and the Workshop Discussions at the Open Educational Resources (OER) Workshop for Quality Assurance Agencies, 3 May 2010, Windhoek, Namibia.

Hodgkinson-Williams, C.A. (2006). Revisiting the concept of ICTs as ‘tools’: Exploring the epistemological and ontological underpinnings of a conceptual framework. ITFORUM Paper 88, 13-17 March 2006. 

 

Peer-reviewed papers

Hodgkinson-Williams, C. & Gray, E. (2009). Degrees of Openness: The emergence of Open Educational Resources at the University of Cape Town. International Journal of Education and Development using ICT, 5(5): 1-16.

Thinyane, H., Siebörger, I., and Hodgkinson-Williams, C. (2008). An investigation into the use of interactive whiteboards in South African Schools. International Journal on Computer Science and Information Systems. 3(2), 78-94.

Hodgkinson-Williams, C., Siebörger, I. & Terzoli, A. (2007) Enabling and constraining ICT practice in secondary schools: case studies in South Africa. International Journal of Knowledge and Learning (IJKL), 3(2/3), p171 – 190.

Czerniewicz, L & Hodgkinson-Williams, C.A. (2005). Editorial: Education in South Africa – what have ICTs got to do with it? Perspectives in Education, 23(4), vii-xiv.

Hodgkinson, C.A & Mostert, M. (2005). Online debating to encourage student participation in online learning environments: A qualitative case study at a South African university. International Journal of Education and Development using Information and Communication Technology, 1(2).

Hodgkinson, C.A. & Maree, J.G. (1998). Action research: Some guidelines for first time researchers in education. Journal of Education and Training, 19(2), 51-65.

Hodgkinson, C.A. (1995). Computer Literacy for pre-service teachers in the new South Africa: Problems and Possibilities. Proceedings of the Discussion Forum to accelerate development: Learning Technology, University of Pretoria, Pretoria.

 

Conference papers

Hodgkinson-Williams, C.A. & Paskevicius, M. (2012). “It’s part of my campaign”: Using Perceived Attributes as a framework to understand postgraduate students’ adaption of academics’ teaching materials as OER. Cambridge 2012 Conference, Cambridge, 16-18 April 2012.

Hardin J, Hodgkinson-Williams CA & Cox G (2011) Reviews of Current International OCW Surveys. Open CourseWare Consortium Conference. Cambridge Massachusetts, 4-6 May 2011.

Hodgkinson-Williams, CA & Donnelly, S. (2010) Sustaining OER at the University of Cape Town: Free, but not cheap. OpenEd 2010 Conference, Barcelona, 2-4 November 2010.

Hodgkinson-Williams, CA (2010b). Using the Sakai wiki as a freeform eportfolio. Presentation at the Sakai 2010 Conference, Denver, Colorado, 14 June.

Horwitz, D & Hodgkinson-Williams, CA (2010). Exploring freeform portfolios for postgraduate teaching. Presentation at the Sakai 2010 Conference, Denver, Colorado, 15 June.

Hodgkinson-Williams, CA (2009) Open Educational Resources (OER) at UCT: Innovating Pedagogical Practices. HELTASA Colloquium, CPUT, Granger Bay, Cape Town, 5-6 October.

Siebörger, I., Slay, H., and Hodgkinson-Williams, C. (2009) “Teachers and learners perceptions of using the eBeam interactive whiteboard: A case study of three schools in the Eastern Cape of South Africa”. Southern African Association for Research in Mathematics, Science and Technology Education (SAARMSTE), Reclaiming knowledge in mathematics, science and technology education, Grahamstown, South Africa, 19-22 January.

Gray, E. & Hodgkinson-Williams, C. (2009) “The public mission of South African universities: ICT use for scholarly communications for research, teaching & learning & social responsiveness in a leading South African research university”. African Digital Scholarship and Curation Conference 2009, CSIR Conference Centre, Pretoria, 12-14 May.

Hodgkinson-Williams, CA (2009) Advancing e-learning in African Higher Education: Deliberating a research agenda. eLearning Conference, 27-29 May, Dakar, Senegal.

Hodgkinson-Williams, C.A & Gray, E. (2008a). Paradox, promise and problem: A social realist view of the potential of open educational resources at the University of Cape Town. Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on e-Learning. University of Cape Town, 26-27 June 2008.

Hodgkinson-Williams, C.A & Czerniewicz, L. (2007). Educational technologists in Higher Education Institutions in South Africa: Moving beyond random acts of progress. Research-based e-Learning (ReBel) Symposium, 12-14 November 2007.

Brandt, I., Terzoli, A, & Hodgkinson-Williams, C.A. (2006). Wi-Fi as a last mile technology and The Tragedy of the Commons. Presented at the International Joint Conferences on Computer, Information, and Systems Sciences, and Engineering (CISSE) online conference (http://cisse2006.org/cisse2006.aspx), December 4 – 14.

Hodgkinson-Williams, C.A. & Brown, B. (2006). Conversations about assessment of current competence. Paper presented at The Assessment Event, Rhodes University, Grahamstown,11-12 September.

Brandt, I., Terzoli, A, & Hodgkinson-Williams, C.A. (2005). Wireless Communication for Previously Disadvantaged Secondary Schools in Grahamstown, South Africa. Southern African and Telecommunication Networks and Applications Conference (SATNAC) 11-14 September. Central Drakensburg, Kwa-ZuluNatal.

Hodgkinson-Williams, C.A. (2005a). Dust on the keyboards: Policy gaps in the integration of ICT into the South African curriculum. Proceedings of the 8th IFIP World Conference on Computers in Education 4-7 July, University of Stellenbosch, Stellenbosch.

Hodgkinson-Williams, C. A. (2005b). ICT in secondary schooling: Encouraging “quality” education or perpetuating historical inequalities? Paper presented at the Kenton Conference, 27-30 October, Mpekweni.

Mbane, N. & Hodgkinson-Williams, C. A. (2005). Secondary school learners’ perceptions of the value of integrating ICT into the curriculum: A multiple case study in the Grahamstown Circuit. Paper presented at the Kenton Conference, 27-30 October, Mpekweni.

Maholwana-Sotashe, N.L. & Hodgkinson-Williams, C. A. (2005). Integrating ICT into the curriculum: Secondary Teachers’ Perceptions Qualitative Multiple Case Studies in Grahamstown Secondary Schools. Paper presented at the Kenton Conference, 27-30 October, Mpekweni.

Hodgkinson-Williams, C.A. (2003). The importance of epistemology in research on using information communication technology to enhance teaching and learning. Kenton/SACHES Conference, 30 October to 2 November, Worcester.

Hodgkinson, C.A. (1999). Strategic Planning for the Implementation of Information Technology and Communications (ICT) in Schools. April 1999. Clarendon School, East London.

Hodgkinson, C.A. (1998). What should pre-service and in-service teacher education programmes include?” National Education Computing Conference ’98, 23-25 September 1998, Michaelhouse, Balgowan.
Hodgkinson, C.A. (1997). Multimedia madness. Effective Computing in Schools, 29 October 1997, Pretoria.

Hodgkinson, C.A. (1996a). Assessment of Prior Learning: Current research project report on the use of computer-based testing and computer-supported tasks. Conference on Technology Based Training, 4-5 September 1996. BIFSA Conference Centre, Midrand.

Hodgkinson, C.A. (1996b). Information Technology (IT) for teaching and learning: Using IT to discover who is doing what at tertiary institution. Subject Didactics Symposium, 19-20 September 1996. University of the Orange Freestate, Bloemfontein.

Hodgkinson, C.A. (1996c). Assessment: How to ensure meaningful assessment. South African Navy 1996 Training Conference, 2 October 1996. Maritime Warfare School, Simon’s Town.

Hodgkinson, C.A. (1996d). Information Technology (IT) for Teaching and Learning: Using IT to Discover Who is Doing What at Tertiary Institutions. Proceedings of the Fourth CBE/CBT Conference, UNISA, Pretoria.

Hodgkinson, C. A., & Levey, M. (1989). Interactive Technology and Education. Progressio. UNISA. 11:1.

 

Conference papers – online

Hodgkinson-Williams, C.A. & Gray, E. (2008b). Degrees of Openness: The emergence of Open Educational Resources at the University of Cape Town. e/merge 2008 Conference, 1-18 July 2008, University of Cape Town.

Hodgkinson- Williams, C.A. & Brandt, I.G. (2006). Collaborative learning: Building a virtual community of practice to enable ICT takeup in the schools in the Grahamstown Circuit. Presented at the e/merge online conference, narrated Breeze presentation.

 

Conference presentations

Hardin J, Hodgkinson-Williams CA & Cox G (2011) Reviews of Current International OCW Surveys. Open CourseWare Consortium Conference. Cambridge Massachusetts, 4-6 May 2011.

Hodgkinson-Williams, CA (2010b). Using the Sakai wiki as a freeform e-portfolio. Presentation at the Sakai 2010 Conference, Denver, Colorado, 14 June.

Horwitz, D & Hodgkinson-Williams, CA (2010). Exploring freeform portfolios for postgraduate teaching. Presentation at the Sakai 2010 Conference, Denver, Colorado, 15 June.

 

Book Reviews

Hodgkinson-Williams, CA (2010). Book review: Katz, R (Ed) (2008). The Tower and The Cloud: Higher Education in the Age Of Cloud Computing, Educause, Boulder Colorado. African Journal of Information and Communication - Special issue: Scholarly Communication and Opening Access to Knowledge, Issue No 10 (2009/2010)

 

Panel member

Keats, D, Butcher, N, Hodgkinson-Williams, C & Schmidt, P (2010) Panel 2: The South African Context. OER & OCW in South African Higher Education, University of the Western Cape, Belville, 12 February 2010.

 

Posters

Brandt, I., Hodgkinson-Williams, C.A. & Terzoli, A. (2005). Networking the Learner: A Survey of the ICT Infrastructure in schools in the Grahamstown Area. Poster presented at the 8th IFIP World Conference on Computers in Education 4-7 July, University of Stellenbosch, Stellenbosch.

Maholwane-Sotashe, N.L. & Hodgkinson-Williams, C.A. (2005). Integrating ICT in education: Perspectives of teachers in the Grahamstown circuit. Poster presented at the 8th IFIP World Conference on Computers in Education 4-7 July, University of Stellenbosch, Stellenbosch.

Mbane, N. & Hodgkinson-Williams, C.A. (2005). Integrating ICT in education: Perspectives of learners in the Grahamstown circuit. Poster presented at the 8th IFIP World Conference on Computers in Education 4-7 July, University of Stellenbosch, Stellenbosch.

Singata, L.H. & Hodgkinson-Williams, C.A. (2005). ICT as a Teaching Tool. Poster presented at the Kenton Conference, 27-30 October, Mpekweni.

 

Reports

Hodgkinson-Williams, C. (2009). Institutional Report 2: Sketching the terrain: Open educational resources for teaching and learning at the University of Cape Town. Opening Scholarship. University of Cape Town: Centre of Educational Technology,1-34.

Hodgkinson-Williams, C., Willmers, M. & Gray E. (2009). International environmental scan of the use of ICTs for teaching and learning in higher education. Opening Scholarship Position Paper 3. University of Cape Town: Centre of Educational Technology, 1-28.

Hodgkinson-Williams, C. (2009). National environmental scan of the use of ICTs for teaching and learning in higher education in South Africa. Opening Scholarship Position Paper 4. University of Cape Town: Centre of Educational Technology, 1-24.

Hodgkinson-Williams, C., Gray. E., Willmers, M & Steenkamp-Fonseca, R. (2009). International environmental scan of the use of ICTs for community engagement in higher education. Opening Scholarship Position Paper 5. University of Cape Town: Centre of Educational Technology, 1-17.

Hodgkinson-Williams, C. & Ng'ambi, D. (2009). Case Study 5: Mobile Learning. Opening Scholarship. University of Cape Town: Centre of Educational Technology, 1-19.

Hodgkinson-Williams, C. (2009). Case Study 6: Simulations for visualisation of complex processes and principles in chemical engineering and in physics. Opening Scholarship. University of Cape Town: Centre of Educational Technology, 1-28.

Hodgkinson-Williams, C. (2009). Case Study 9: Social simulation in International Law. Opening Scholarship. University of Cape Town: Centre of Educational Technology, 1-28.

Hodgkinson-Williams, C. (2009). Case Study 10: The Health and Human Rights Programme. Opening Scholarship. University of Cape Town: Centre of Educational Technology, 1-17.

Willmers, M. & Hodgkinson-Williams, C. (2009). Case Study 11: Cell-Life. Opening Scholarship. University of Cape Town: Centre of Educational Technology, 1-11.

Willmers, M. & Hodgkinson-Williams, C. (2009). Case Study 12: Masizikhulise. Opening Scholarship. University of Cape Town: Centre of Educational Technology, 1-12.

 

Invited presentations

Hodgkinson-Williams, CA & Brown C (2011) So much research, but what about the dissemination? CHED Faculty Research Committee panel, 25 October 2011, UCT. Cape Town.

Hodgkinson-Williams, CA & Brown C (2011) Managing Research Projects: lessons from the trenches. CHED Seminar Series, 6 October 2011, UCT, Cape Town.

Hodgkinson-Williams, CA (2011) Open Educational Resources at UCT. E-Learning Update, Cape Town, 20-22 September 2011.

Hodgkinson-Williams, CA (2011) Open Educational Resources at the University of Cape Town. Presented to Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Prof Magda Fourie-Malherbe and the IT in Teaching and Learning Committee of the University of Stellenbosch, 11 August 2011, Stellenbosch.

Hodgkinson-Williams, CA (2011). ICTs in Higher Education: ‘Technology through pedagogic eyes’. Presented to TSiBA College, 20 April 2011. Cape Town.

 

Related links

ROER4D