The blended learning field guide

I’ve been working with the Department of Education Innovation at Pretoria University to design a “Field Guide to Blended Learning, intended to complement the Blended Learning Self-Evaluation app. The app uses eight dimensions (assessment, teaching and learning strategies, learning activities, content, communication, administration, design and support) as a structure for self evaluation. Academics open the […]

Social Publishers

Mliteracy – Activity Instructions for participants There are several anomalies with children’s published books. These become very clear when English is not the language that is spoken at home. These 10 positions are intended to articulate some of these incongruities. Each position has a statement at different ends of a continuum. You will select statements […]

“Open in order to…access and read”

To celebrate Open Access Week (October 23–29), I thought that I would shift my gaze from scholarly publishing (which normally gets most of the attention during this week) to social publishing Social Publishers (SP) are “Open Access” publishers. They create reading materials for neglected audiences. Rather than operate on a profit basis, social publishers are […]

Open Access Week 2011

It’s the second year that Wits celebrates Open Access Week. Along with 2,000 individuals from more than 110 that have registered at openaccessweek.org, eLSI and the Library will be hosting two events. 24 October 2011 (Monday) 13.00-14.00 Wartenweiler Conference Room, 4th Floor Theme: Open Access & Scholarly Communication Prof. Yunus Ballim – “Wits and Open […]