Technology Enhanced Learning and Innovative Education and Training in South Africa (TELIT-SA)

 

OUR DREAM:  Conducting research to inform innovative teaching and learning with technology through interdisciplinary collaboration and scholarship.

 

TELIT-SA is a research entity committed to create an interdisciplinary research community of practice to enhance best practices for teaching and learning with technology.

Members come from various disciplines:

  • Accounting Sciences,
  • Economic Sciences
  • Management Sciences
  • Communication Studies
  • Information Systems
  • Language Practice
  • Mathematics and Statistics and
  • Instructional Design.

TELIT-SA advocates multidisciplinary collaboration and welcomes participants from any discipline across the NWU.

The administrative home of TELIT-SA is in the Faculty of Economic & Management Sciences,  Vanderbijlpark Campus, but with a footprint on each campus. TELIT-SA research projects include:

  • Research-informed teaching and learning with technology
  • Artefact development for teaching and learning
  • Augmented reality
  • Robotics
  • Eyetracking research and 
  • Training and development for the effective integration of technology.

Our Programmes:

 

Research-informed teaching and learning with technology

Technology also has the power to transform teaching by ushering in a new model of connected teaching. This model links teachers to their students and to professional content, resources, and systems to help them improve their own instruction and personalize learning.

Training and development for the effective integration of technology

When technology integration is at its best, a child or a teacher doesn't stop to think that he or she is using a technology tool -- it is second nature. And students are often more actively engaged in projects when technology tools are a seamless part of the learning process.

Artefact development for teaching and
learning

Artifacts are probably our most obvious everyday encounter with technology. Therefore, a good understanding of the nature of technical artifacts is a relevant part of technological literacy. In this article we draw from the philosophy of technology to develop a conceptualization of technical artifacts that can be used for educational purposes.