Convening Committee Members:
Convenor: Alanna Riley (UFH) – firstname.lastname@example.org
Alanna Riley is a Teaching Development Consultant with the Teaching and Learning Centre at the University of Fort Hare. She has a Social Science and Education background and completed a Masters in Education in 2012 which focused on the use of a Learning Management System for the teaching and assessment of large classes. Alanna is currently involved in a number of different research projects including a PhD in Social Sciences. In so far as technology adoption and integration is concerned, she is driven by the soft stuff, the people behind the technology and how they are using it rather than the technology itself.
Co-convenor : Simon Goldstone (NMMU) email@example.com
Simon Goldstone is a Teaching Development Professional with the Centre for Teaching, Learning and Media at NMMU. His background is in Information Technology and he is currently completing research towards a Master’s degree, focusing on Blended Learning and the factors influencing technology adoption amongst academic staff. His true passion lies in empowering users to utilize technology to the fullest within their personal practice.
The TeL SIG seeks to provide space and opportunities for Academics and Academic Development Practitioners who are involved in or interested in Technology Enhanced Learning, affording members a variety of means and platforms through which to engage in an intellectual, conceptual and collaborative manner. It is envisaged that this emergent Community of Practice will draw on the strengths of its members in order to facilitate cooperation, collaboration and ongoing development in terms of teaching and learning strategies which effectively integrate technology into curricula in a meaningful way.
The TeL SIG will be hosting a Colloquium/Workshop in September. This event will be based on the input of the members.