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Digital citizenship education: Equipping effective ‘digizens’ in the online classroom

Perhaps more than any year in history, 2020 has showcased the power of digitisation. In recent months, countless individuals and organisations have turned to digital technologies for efficient problem-solving. One of the most obviously (and deeply) affected areas has...

Using Graphics in Education – Infographic

In the Digital Age, we’re constantly receiving information in multiple forms – and the same is true for the educational space. As such, it's vital to understand how the use of media, such as visuals, impacts the learning process. Well-designed educational graphics can...

Three assumptions that may hamper online learner engagement

The use of online learning materials has many cited benefits in diverse pedagogical contexts (Appana, 2008). However, when designing online courses and materials, educators tend to hold certain presuppositions about learners’ attitudes and capabilities. This article...

The objectives of this Journal are to:

  • Contribute to critical dialogues in academic EdTech – the study, innovation and development of pedagogical practices in 21st-century education
  • Engage academic and non-academic stakeholder communities in dialogues relating to academic EdTech across a range of modalities, including traditional research and scholarship, academic essays, articles, opinion pieces and documentary films, as well as the curation of national and international dialogues, blogs and social media posts related to academic EdTech and pedagogic identities
  • Expand participation in, and consumption of, dialogues in academic EdTech studies
  • Contribute to innovation and transformation in curriculum design, the provision of teaching and learning, and related academic EdTech practices
  • Test the viability of interdisciplinary and digital knowledge production as well as content reproduction practices that intentionally operate across traditional disciplinary boundaries and through a range of digital modes and modalities

The vision is therefore to engender broader public and academic dialogues in pedagogical innovation by providing an accessible digital platform, in order to innovate, reimagine and transform teaching and learning through a range of research practices, active recontextualisations of existing work in the field, curated content and shared resources.

Editorial Board Members:

Mr Janse Maritz (MCom, PHeD) – Board Chairman
Dr Andrew Hibling (BCom, MBChB, MPhil)
Mrs Catherine Robb (BSocSci, PGCE)
Ms Feziwe Langbooi (BCom, ACIFRSQ)
Mrs Jana Eicher (PGCE, MA)
Ms Katherine Fourie (BPsych)
Mrs Marilette Pretorius (PGCE, MA)
Ms Nadia Ellis (BA(Hons))

 

The science behind great eLearning videos

The science behind great eLearning videos

When it comes to eLearning courses, video is undeniably one of the most popular mediums of instruction. It is a valuable tool for creating a diverse range of content, compiling micro lessons, and illustrating knowledge in a fun and engaging way. Recent advances in...

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Emotional design in eLearning

Emotional design in eLearning

When it comes to pedagogical theory, the relationship between emotion and learning is often neglected – or, at the very least, underestimated. However, with an increasing shift toward using eLearning resources in education, it may be useful to revisit this...

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Multimedia, learning and multimedia learning

Multimedia, learning and multimedia learning

MULTIMEDIA AND LEARNING ‘People can learn more deeply from words and pictures than from words alone.’ This statement by Mayer [a] (2014) is the multimedia learning hypothesis, which encapsulates the importance of using multimedia in learning. Mayer defines multimedia...

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