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 Mr. Gasant Gamiet

Position: Lecturer
Department: Faculty of Education
Faculty: Faculty of Education
Qualifications: M Ed
Tel: (021) 959-2642
Fax: (021) 959-2647


 Gasant Gamiet has conducted research and taught students – on and off campus – in matters related to education and technology, and the intersection of education and technology.His duties include teaching Instructional Technology to all education students and providing technical support on the use and maintenance of ICT technologies. In addition to facilitating regular workshops for students and staff alike, he provides assistance in statistical and other technical research work, and maintains the Education Faculty websiteGasant holds a Higher Diploma in Education from UWC, as well as a BA Honours (also from UWC) specialising in geographical information systems and the philosophy of geography. He has earned a Master's Degree in Education (Instructional Technology) from Ohio University (USA) in a joint programme with UWC. And also  Masters in Education (Digital Portfolios) from UWC. He has undergone extensive IT training in South Africa and Germany, and is currently completing his PhD in Science Education at UWC. Gasant has a wealth of experience with a variety of operating systems, and has technical expertise in several geographical information systems (including ArcView 3.0, ArcInfo 3.0, ArcExplorer, DIVA GIS, WordMap) and learning management systems (including Blackboard, GlobalCampus 21, Sakai Project CLE, WebCT and KEWL).


Using Technology in Distance Education Teaching presented at UWC Faculty of Education May 1997.

Performance in Geography at Grade 4 levels in English and Xhosa presented in Tanzania January 2004.

E-Learning- an introduction to Blended learning using Global Campus 21 presented to Education staff September 2005.

Education in South Africa – Stories of Student Activism 1986 presented at Ohio University 2006.

Digital Story-telling useful possibilities using Microsoft MovieMaker presented to PGCE students 2009

Inter-Active Technologies Synergies with Smart Board presented to Education students 2010

Discussion Forums on the Go presented to faculty at the annual e-learning colloquium- University of the Western Cape 2013​​​​



 Gasant is a member of the UWC Faculty of Education ICT Committee, and has served as Technology Coordinator on the LOC for the 2013 international SAARMSTE (Southern African Association for Research into Mathematics, Science and Technology Education) conferences and Association for Mathematics Education of South Africa (AMESA) Congress.He is an external moderator for the Method of Geography course of the Education Faculty, University of Johannesburg, and for the Department of Social Sciences, Education Faculty, University of Zululand.He has served as a Human Social Sciences (Geography) consultant for the National Professional Diploma in Education (NPDE) and for the Language of Instruction in Tanzania and South Africa (LOITASA) project.

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