Cheryl Hodgkinson-Williams

Cheryl Hodgkinson-Williams
University of Cape Town | UCT · Centre for Educational Technology (CET)

PhD (University of Pretoria) 1998

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This volume investigates the uptake of ‘open learning’ in South African Technical Vocational Education and Training (TVET) colleges and higher education institutions. Comprised of 16 studies focused on activities at a range of colleges and universities across the country, these chapters aim to promote a better understanding of open learning practic...
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This volume investigates the uptake of ‘open learning’ in South African Technical Vocational Education and Training (TVET) colleges and higher education institutions. Comprised of 16 studies focused on activities at a range of colleges and universities across the country, these chapters aim to promote a better understanding of open learning practic...
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This volume investigates the uptake of ‘open learning’ in South African Technical Vocational Education and Training (TVET) colleges and higher education institutions. Comprised of 16 studies focused on activities at a range of colleges and universities across the country, these chapters aim to promote a better understanding of open learning practic...
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This volume investigates the uptake of ‘open learning’ in South African Technical Vocational Education and Training (TVET) colleges and higher education institutions. Comprised of 16 studies focused on activities at a range of colleges and universities across the country, these chapters aim to promote a better understanding of open learning practic...
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This volume investigates the uptake of ‘open learning’ in South African Technical Vocational Education and Training (TVET) colleges and higher education institutions. Comprised of 16 studies focused on activities at a range of colleges and universities across the country, these chapters aim to promote a better understanding of open learning practic...
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This volume investigates the uptake of ‘open learning’ in South African Technical Vocational Education and Training (TVET) colleges and higher education institutions. Comprised of 16 studies focused on activities at a range of colleges and universities across the country, these chapters aim to promote a better understanding of open learning practic...
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Students with disabilities (SWDs) face numerous challenges in accessing and succeeding in post-school education in South Africa (Chiwandire & Vincent 2019; Ndlovu 2020). These are students with some type of visual, hearing, communication, physical, intellectual, emotional impairment and/or disability. The reasons for this are fairly clear. Through...
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Information Communication Technologies (ICTs) have diffused into almost every area of life for citizens living in the Global North. Data is seen as a key element in the fourth industrial revolution and is the foundation of Information, Knowledge and Wisdom. Knowledge has become the new “make or break” asset and an inability to access the world’s da...
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This chapter explores the phenomena of OER and OEP and their relationship to social inclusion in developing countries. It asks the question: Whether, why, and how do OER and OEP contribute to the social inclusion of underserved communities in the Global South by widening access to education, encouraging educational participation, and fostering empo...
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Bozalek, V. & Hölscher, D. & Zembylas, M. (eds.) 2020. Nancy Fraser and Participatory Parity: Reframing Social Justice in South African Higher Education. London: Routledge.
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At the heart of the open educational resources (OER) movement is the intention to provide affordable access to culturally relevant education to all. This imperative could be described as a desire to provide education in a manner consistent with social justice which, according to Fraser (2005), is understood as "parity of participation". Drawing on...
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This case study explores students’ perceptions of the creation and reuse of digital teaching and learning resources in their work as tutors as part of a volunteer community development organisation at a large South African University. Through a series of semi-structured interviews, student-tutors reflect on their use and reuse of digital educationa...
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Education in the Global South faces several key interrelated challenges, for which Open Educational Resources (OER) are seen to be part of the solution. These challenges include: unequal access to education; variable quality of educational resources, teaching, and student performance; and increasing cost and concern about the sustainability of educ...
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The Research on Open Educational Resources for Development (ROER4D) project was undertaken to provide a better understanding of the uptake of Open Educational Resources (OER) and their impact on education in the Global South. The 18 sub-projects that comprise the larger project investigated the extent of OER adoption by educators and students; the...
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Open Research has the potential to advance the scientific process by improving the transparency, rigour, scope and reach of research, but choosing to experiment with Open Research carries with it a set of ideological, legal, technical and operational considerations. Researchers, especially those in resource-constrained situations, may not be aware...
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Inspired by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology's landmark decision to make its teaching and learning materials freely available to the public as OpenCourseWare (OCW), many other higher education institutions have followed suit sharing resources now more generally referred to as Open Educational Resources (OER). The University of Cape Town (U...
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Open Educational Resources (OER) – that is, teaching, learning and research materials that their owners make free to others to use, revise and share – offer a powerful means of expanding the reach and effectiveness of worldwide education. Those resources can be full courses, course materials, modules, textbooks, streaming videos, software, and othe...
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There is strong interest for qualifications in educational technology, a field that investigates how new technologies can be effectively matched to addressing learning needs within educational contexts. Students registering for the University of Cape Town Masters' level course on 'Online Learning Design' come from diverse backgrounds and are employ...
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Like many universities worldwide, the University of Cape Town (UCT) in South Africa has joined the open educational resources (OER) movement, making a selection of teaching and learning materials available through its OER directory, UCT OpenContent. However, persuading and then supporting busy academics to share their teaching materials as OER stil...
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Information and communication technologies (ICTs) provide a range of opportunities to share educational materials and processes in ways that are not yet fully understood. In an extraordinary development, increasing numbers of traditional and distance universities are using ICTs to make a selection of their teaching resources freely available as 'op...
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There has been extensive investment by governments and individual schools in interactive whiteboard technology in developed countries premised on the assumption that their use in education will impact positively on learners’ achievements. Developing countries, such as South Africa, keen to raise attainment among their learners are following suit. W...
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This paper illustrates how interactive whiteboards (IWBs) have been used to support the dynamic creation, capture and sharing of knowledge in primary and secondary schools in South Africa. It reports on the findings of a feasibility study undertaken by the Eastern Cape Department of Education to determine the perceived benefits and drawbacks of tea...
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Higher education institutions (HEIs) are largely built on the assumption that learning is an individual process best encouraged by explicit teaching that is, on the whole, separated from social engagement with those outside the university community. This perspective has been theoretically challenged by those who argue for a social constructivist le...
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Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) are increasingly considered valuable tools in education, promoting the development of higher cognitive processes and allowing teachers and learners access to a plethora of information. This paper reports on two pilot studies conducted in South Africa in proto-typical previously disadvantaged schools...
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With an alarmingly low teledensity in South Africa, just 12%, and not much hope of further wired infrastructure at the local loop level, as the costs incurred are high compared to potential revenue, wireless connectivity could be a great asset and service in South Africa. However, the use of unlicensed spectrum in building wireless networks can be...
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The use of Information Communication Technology (ICT) in education is being seen as a way of widening access to education, particularly in developing countries. This paper addresses the issue of ICT implementation in secondary schools and focuses specifically on the practices that enable or constrain the successful implementation of ICT for teachin...
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Integration of ICT into teaching and learning has risen on the South African education agenda, particularly with the release of the White Paper on e-Education in 2003. This empirical paper draws on survey data from the evaluation of the Intel® Teach to the Future programme in South Africa to reflect on ICT integration in South African classrooms. T...
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To what extent does the integration of information communication technology (ICT) into the school curriculum depend on national, provincial and school policies? This paper attempts to understand the relationship between policy at national, provincial and school level and the practice of integrating ICT into the curriculum. It provides an interim re...
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Computers are increasingly considered a valuable tool in Education, not only for the purpose of administration but also for teaching and learning. This paper looks at computer networks, both connecting computers into a Local Area Network (LAN) and to the Internet, in the context of South African schools. The paper draws on preliminary data from a s...
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Computers are increasingly considered a valuable tool in Education, not only for the purpose of administration but also for teaching and learning. This project aims to model Internet connectivity to previously disadvantaged schools in the Eastern Cape by investigating known networking technologies in the context of such schools. We look at wired an...
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The use of computer-mediated communication in higher education presents opportunities for students to be part of an online learning community irrespective of their geographical location. However, students do not always avail themselves of this opportunity and pedagogic strategies for encouraging participation are therefore constantly being explored...
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One of the challenges facing researchers investigating how information communication technologies (ICTs) are being used in teaching and learning environments, is devising a conceptual and analytical framework to guide the design, analysis and interpretation of empirical studies. In attempting to develop such a framework, researchers are forced to c...
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Abstract—With an alarmingly low teledensity in South Africa, less than 5% in some rural areas, and not much hope of further wired infrastructure, as the costs incurred are high compared to potential revenue, wireless connectivity could be a great asset and,service in South Africa. This paper,looks at how,wireless communication technologies, 802.11,...
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Across the world computers, and at an increasing rate interactive whiteboards (IWBs), are being deployed to schools as tools for teaching and learning, despite inconclusive evidence regarding their benefits to these environments (Cuban, 2001). The paper describes two case studies as part of a feasibility study performed on behalf of the Eastern Cap...
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Open educational resource (OER) initiatives have made the shift from being a fringe activity to one that is increasingly considered as a key component in both teaching and learning in higher education and in the fulfilment of universities¿ mission and goals. Although the reduction in the cost of materials is often cited as a potential benefit of OE...

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Disseminating research from the Global South. Also using Social Realism as a theory to explain OER adoption and non-adoption
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The Research on Open Educational Resources for Development (ROER4D) project sought to build on and contribute to the body of research on how OER can help to improve access, enhance quality and reduce the cost of education in the Global South. By examining various aspects of OER use and OER-related practices in secondary education, tertiary education and teacher training in a range of countries in South America, Sub-Saharan Africa and South and Southeast Asia, the ROER4D studies aimed to improve open education policy, practice and research in developing countries.