Siyaphumelela 2018 Conference Registration
The 2018 Siyaphumelela Conference will take place 12-14 June 2018 at The Wanderers Club in Johannesburg. The three-day event includes a number of workshops (Tuesday morning) followed by two and a half days of presentations and discussions. All for the price of R2760 pp.
The workshops address Design thinking, Strategizing to address national challenges in Higher Education and Development of an academic viability model for your institution.
The conference will be opened by Minister Naledi Pandor (Minister of Higher Education and Training). International guests include Professor Sara Goldrick-Rab (Temple University, Philadelphia), Chancellor Kim A. Wilcox (University of California, Riverside) and Vice Provos Sukhwant Jhaj (Portland State University, Portland).
Maths Pathways Workshop
At the Siyaphumelela 2017 conference Dr. Bernadine Fong and Prof. Andre Freeman presented a keynote entitled “Getting ideas into action – the Pathways Instructional system” (available on our Youtube channel). They presented an alternative approach to teaching mathematics that makes use content relevant and useful to students and group work. The demonstrated that this approach greatly improved student mathematical proficiencies. In the subsequent discussion between the keynote speakers and the audience, it was suggested that a working group be established to address issues raised and to consider how the pathways approaches, successfully used in USA community colleges, could be implemented within a South African context.
- The case of a student support initiative by a student success programme at the University of Witwatersrand
- EXTENDED deadline! Call for applications for evaluation of the Siyaphumelela Project
- Reflections on Siyaphumelela Conference 2017
- Siyaphumelela Conference 2017 underway
- Invitation to collaborate on research with UMALUSI: NSC Results as Predictors of Success
- Vacancies at SALDRU
- Saide Site visits to Wits and NMMU
- Understanding First-Year Student Success based on School and Home Background
- Ethics Symposium Oct 2016
- Siyaphumelela 2016 goes deeper in Durban
- Feedback from first-year undergraduate students -The Wits experience
- Achieving the Dream support
- Using evidence to improve and support student transitions at the University of the Free State.
- Siyaphumelela Conference 2016 presentations and videos now available
- Resources from the February 2016 visit of the Siyaphumelela partners to GSU and Achieving the Dream conference
- South African Higher Education Dreaming!
- Reconceptualising equality and equity in relation to student success
- Siyaphumelela Conference 2016
- Tertiary Focus on Technology Revolution
May 20, 2018. Higher Education Minister Naledi Pandor says the so-called fourth industrial revolution is one of the priorities in her new portfolio.
- Tools for Taking Action - Design Thinking Resources from Standfords D School
May 19, 2018.
- What Happens When You Put African Philosophies At The Centre Of Learning
May 08, 2018.
- How Design Thinking Can Help Teachers Collaborate
May 08, 2018.
- OUHK - Critical Dimensions for Maximizing Impact of Learning Analytics
Apr 26, 2018. A video presentation of Professor Dragan Gašević, Professor and Chair in Learning Analytics and Informatics at the University of Edinburgh who explores the growing use of learning analytics in higher education.
- To Better Advise Students, Colleges Must Get Past the ‘Quick-Fix’ Metrics Solution
Apr 20, 2018. An opinion piece on academic advising.
- No Tidy Truths in the Post Colony
Apr 26, 2018. A comment piece summarising the recent public discussion organised by the Center for Conflict Resolution on the #FeesMustFall and decolonisation campaign.
- The Impact of Positive Psychology on Higher Education
Apr 21, 2018. This paper examines the dynamics of higher education, defines positive psychology, discusses various approaches to student success, and evaluates the benefits of positive psychology on student engagement and institutional effectiveness.
- The Envisioning Report for Empowering Universities, 2nd Edition, April 2018
Apr 25, 2018. This report by the EMPOWER programme established by the European Association of Distance Teaching Universities focuses on learning analytics, blended learning , student support and CPD.
- The Past, Present, and Future of Learning Analytics
Apr 25, 2018. This paper explores the LA landscape, delving into the delving into the definitions, techniques, challenges, and lessons learned.
- The Institute of Design (D.school) at Stanford
The OERu makes education accessible to everyone. Coordinated by the OER Foundation, we are an independent, not-for-profit network that offers free online courses for students worldwide. We also provide affordable ways for learners to gain a
- Collaboration for Impact
Collaboration for Impact (CFI) is Australia’s leading organisation for learning how to respond to complexity through effective collaboration.
- Learning Analytics Report Card
This project asks: ‘How can University teaching teams develop critical and participatory approaches to educational data analysis?’ It seeks to develop ways of involving students as research partners and active participants in their own data
- Digital Ethics Lab
Based at Oxford University, the lab seeks to tackle the ethical challenges posed by digital innovation. The goal is to identify the benefits and enhance the positive opportunities of digital innovation as a force for good, and avoid or mitigate its risks and shortcomings.
- Carnegie Maths Pathways
A website dedicated to the Carnegie Math Pathways which allows one to sign up as an Explorer to learn more about their approach and impact, review their curriculum and instructor resources, and more.
- Higher Education Data Analyser
HEMIS Data presented through a dashboard
- Student Success Plan (SSP)
SSP is designed to improve retention, academic performance, persistence, graduation rates, and time to degree. The open source SSP case management software supports a holistic coaching and counseling model which expedites proactive interventions for stude
- Council on Higher Education (CHE)
The Council on Higher Education (CHE) is an independent statutory body established in May 1998 in terms of the Higher Education Act (Act No 101 of 1997),and it functions as the Quality Council for Higher Education in South Africa.
- Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET)
The Department of Higher Education was created in 2009 and is responsible for tertiary education, post-schooling and skills development in South Africa.
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