Tabisa Mayisela

Team: Staff Development

Tabisa is a lecturer, and part of the Learning Technologies team since 2014. She started her career as an Information Systems lecturer (2000), and later, an Instructional Designer (2009), at Walter Sisulu University in the Eastern Cape. She co-convenes and teaches in the Postgraduate Diploma in Educational Technology. She also focuses on researching and engaging in innovative ways of developing students’ digital literacy skills.

As part of this First Year Experience (FYE) project, she participates in curriculum design activities that involve integrating digital literacies into the first year courses curricula, across faculties. She is also part of the Commonwealth Digital Education Leadership Training in Action (C-DELTA) project with Dr Cheryl Brown and Cheng-Wen.

She is currently pursuing her PhD with the School of Education, UCT and her research interests include understanding how student digital literacy practices and digital identities are constructed, and performed in their respective courses/programmes. She has been involved in research about both lecturers’ and students’ adoption and use of educational technologies.


Contact details
021 650 1774
Room 7.57, Floor 7, PD Hahn Building


Recent publications

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.

Mayisela T. (2014). Assessing how e-learning implementation has enhanced the lecturers’ teaching practices at a South African University. International Journal of Educational Sciences, 6(1), 117-124.

Mayisela T. (2013). The potential use of mobile technology: enhancing accessibility and communication in a blended learning course. South African Journal of Education, 33(1), 65-82.

Mayisela T. (2011). Academic staff and student adoption rate of blended learning at Walter Sisulu University. Conference proceedings of the International conference on e-Learning (ICEL).