Centre for Innovative Education & Communication Technologies (CIECT)
About CIECTUnder its Director, Dr Juliet Stoltenkamp, the centre positions itself within the context of global transformation of higher education institutions (HEIs) in response to a wave of dynamic education sector reforms. These include the adoption of emerging technologies to enhance teaching-and-learning practices, education management, research and administration. This situation has placed a strain on HEIs in South Africa and elsewhere, due to changing societal needs and expectations, the inevitable integration of technology, and specifically online learning and blended learning interventions; and at the same time, the increasing pressure on practitioners to deliver quality education.
Consequently, a need has arisen for ePedagogy training and support for academics and students within challenging, complex HEI settings. Equally important is indeed the constructive impact of Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) on flexible teaching, learning and assessment practices.
CIECT’s integrated Professional Support team is structured around the niche areas of:
- Digital Academic Literacy and ICT Skills Development
- Multimedia and Audio-Visual Services
- Instructional Design
- Software Development & Application
Face-to-face lectures will be enhanced through access to the online platform where valuable resources are placed for self-study, reflection and assessment purposes. Lecture material and resources will be available online and can be retrieved via various modes of delivery.
View our online platform, namely, iKamva (Sakai) at: https://ikamva.uwc.ac.za.
The blog site (to read all posts) can be found at https://ciectblog.blogspot.com/, or visit CIECT’s YouTube channel to view educational videos and past CIECT events.
|Staff / Student Support||Team Email Address|
|iKamva, Turnitin, Google Applications and various Personal Learning Environments (PLEs)||firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Digital Academic Literacy - basic computer email@example.com|
|Multimedia content related to course and firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Google Hangouts to view and engage in your live email@example.com|