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.
Siyaphumelela Evaluation - New Deadline
Saide is seeking the services of an evaluator experienced in higher education interventions to conduct an evaluation of aspects of the four-year Siyaphumelela initiative, funded by the Kresge Foundation...
Maths Pathways Workshop
At the Siyaphumelela 2017 conference Dr...
Successful student tutoring
The South African higher education sector has experienced turmoil in recent years...
- Predicting student retention at community colleges
Feb 20, 2018. A report describing student satisfaction and the importance of college environment variables as predictors of spring-to-spring retention.
- Learning Analytics
Dec 27, 2016. A presentation by Marren Scheffel from the Open University
- Building Capacity in Institutional Research in South Africa
Feb 06, 2018. Part of the Knowledge Studies in Higher Education book series , this chapter by Yuraisha Chetty and Nicole Muller foregrounds the necessity of enhancing current skills, competencies & mindsets of institutional researchers at SA universities
- Chapter 4 Using Twitter as a Data Source: An Overview of Ethical, Legal, & Methodological Challenges.
Jan 29, 2018. An open source publication outlining a number of Twitter-specific research case studies, and highlight the challenges that may arise in research projects using social media data.
- An early alert feedback system in learning
Dec 30, 2017. This paper highlights flaws identified in some existing feedback scenarios, discusses the development of an electronic feedback system, and explains how its implementation can keep students informed on their progress from an early stage...
- The changing idea of higher education.
Jan 20, 2018. The article illustrates that the idea of higher education is contextual and changeable, thus contested over time & aims to present and analyse some of the most prominent changes in the idea of HE in the last three decades.
- License to evaluate: Preparing learning analytics dashboards for educational practice
Jan 24, 2018. In this systematic literature review, the authors analyse the extent to which theories and models from learning sciences have been integrated into the development of learning dashboards aimed at learners.
- Figuring the future : From the geographies, materialities and cultures of rural South Africa to the technocracy & continuing coloniality of higher education.
Jan 24, 2018. This paper draws on an on-going SARiHE study of rural students’ transitions to and trajectories through higher education at three universities in South Africa. The paper situates the study in the wider political landscape...
- Ethical use of student data: narrative, guidelines and templates
Jan 19, 2018. The zip includes Guidelines on the Ethical Use of Student Data: A Narrative Framework, Ethical use of analytics in South African education, and assocaited policy templates
- Ethical use of Analytics in South African Higher Education
Jan 19, 2018. A narrative report describing the processes involved in the development of the guidelines on the ethical use of student data.
- 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.
- Data Analysis and Data Visualisation Resources (OER Commons)
ISKME created OER Commons, launched in 2007, to support and build a knowledge base around the use and reuse of open educational resources (OER). As a network for teaching and learning materials, the site offers engagement with resources for curriculum ali
- Next Generation Learning - Resources on Learning Analytics
Next Generation Learning Challenges is a collaborative, multi-year initiative created to address the barriers to educational innovation and tap the potential of technology to dramatically improve college readiness and completion in the United States. This
- Learning and Knowledge Analytics Course Site
This site is devoted to learning and knowledge analytics – a growing area of interest to educators, administrators, and entrepreneurs.
ThuCall for papers for special issue of Learning, Media and Technology- Global technologies, Local Practices: redefining digital education with marginalised voices
MonCivitas Learning Summit
WedSAAIR - Learner Analytics Foundations & Institute 2018
Tue6th SAERA Conference 2018
North West University
TueSiyaphumelela Conference 2018
MonDigital Pedagogy Lab
University of Mary Washington in Fredericksburg, Virginia, Washington
Fri13th International Conference on e- Learning
Cape Peninsula University Of Technology, Cape Town, South Africa