Monthly Archives: November 2012

Tweet for academic discourse

Everybody knows that I love social media and the access that it gives to news and views. When talking about Twitter many of my colleagues still snort with derision that they don’t care about what Lady Gaga had for breakfast. But Twitter (or micro-blogging in general) is about much more than that and this weekend […]

SoTL conference 2012 this week

If you are attending the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning conference this week and would like to tag your tweets, please use  #SoTL2012. We would like to embed some tweets or even compile a Storify story. If the conference inspires you to put your thoughts to paper, please contact Waldo or Gerda and we will […]

Digital tools for learning

With all the talk about the role of technology in teaching and learning, you find lots  of blog posts about: e-books and guides, using technology for assessment, or how to integrate social media into the learning experience. But there are other digital tools out there. I came across the article: 24 digital tools that represent […]

Dosentevaluering? Vraelys of skiet uit die heup?

So aan die einde van die jaar hou akademiese bestuurders hulle besig met werksverdelings, taakooreenkomste en prestasiebonusse en iewers in die storie speel die dosente-evaluering ook ‘n rol. Nie almal hou daarvan om so geëvalueer te word nie en daar is gereëld besprekings oor die items in die vraelys, die skaal en die manier hoe […]

Lecturers should take their role as teachers seriously

Ek het hierdie naweek ‘n interessante artikel in die Mail & Guardian raakgelees wat ek graag hier wil deel. Ismail Lagardien skryf dat Lecturers should take their role as teachers seriously. Ek stem nie saam met alles wat hy skryf oor die gevare van die corporate-utilitarian approach nie, maar dink dat daar is lesse te […]

SoTL Conference 2012 – on our campus! (19 – 22 Nov)

For those of you who have not heard yet – a world renown Scholar in the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (Dr. Anthony Ciccone) is visiting our university to present workshops during the SoTL Conference.  Tony Ciccone is a director of the Center for Instructional and Professional Development at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, and past director of […]

Testing the waters: finding out about SoTL

There are a lot of publications on SoTL, but I came across this “summary” of articles that might guide you into engaging in the literature on SoTL. Lecturers with specific interests can e-mail me(  so that I can post other relevant articles.SOTL Articles for Consideration

Using clickers to foster in-class debate

This is an interesting article by Leslee Shepard on how  she used clickers to enhance participation in class debates.  

Teaching with tablets

Everyone knows that I love my iPad and I was very excited to come across this excellent post at Inside Higher Ed about teaching with tablets. It nicely explains some of the benefits of working with a tablet and recommends some apps for the iPad. I’m already a fan of Dropbox and iAnnotate and often […]