The conference took place at the CSIR International Convention Centre in Pretoria on the 23rd and 24th August.
The conference theme was:
Celebrating 10 years of Nadeosa. Exploring the role of ICTs in addressing educational needs: identifying the myths and the miracles.
The conference aimed to help delegates gain insight into how to find a middle ground between two extremes with regard to the integration of ICTs into our DEOL and mixed mode delivery offerings:
Extreme 1: This is the position that argues that the latest generations of ICTs are a panacea for all the problems facing education.
Extreme 2: This is the position that argues that since the majority of students do not have access to advanced ICTs and probably will not have in the foreseeable future, programme designers should ignore the potential of ICTs altogether when designing their programmes.
All abstracts were externally refereed. 15 or so papers presented at the conference will form the basis of a special edition of The South African Journal of Higher Education, a refereed, subsidy-bearing journal.
The conference theme explored through the following five sub-themes:
- ICTs and education: exploring the roles of ICTs generally
- ICTs for education in Africa
- ICTs for effective management of education systems
- ICTs for curriculum design and development
- ICTs for curriculum delivery.
Power Point Presentations or Papers are now available in the resource section.