NWU Mafikeng: Technology integration strategies on teaching under scrutiny

John Nchoe -- Mon, 03/16/2015 - 11:02

NWU Mafikeng: Technology integration strategies on teaching under scrutiny

The Academic Development Centre (ADC) on the Mafikeng Campus of the North-West University (NWU) recently hosted a three-day workshop on technology integration strategies in teaching.

The workshop, held from 9 to 11 March, was facilitated by Siyanda Ntlabathi, a teaching and learning consultant at the University of Fort Hare.

The objective of the workshop was to show numerous possibilities in teaching and learning integration with technology.  Siyanda exposed technological strategies available to lecturers to use in broadening the learning possibilities. Participants were introduced to the ever-changing technologies with solutions to keeping updated or well-informed in the learning environment.

Topics emphasized entail, amongst others, student involvement, collaborative learning and assessment.  Each of these components was concentrated on alone in its turn during a lecture on how essential each one is to teaching and learning.  Time was also allocated to questions and answers and lectures were eager to implement the learned strategies in their lecture rooms.

The workshop inspired a productive spirit among those participants that were encouraged to engage and use their resources in teaching.   Future change in terms of technological integration is expected that will not only benefit the students, but also the institutions of higher learning.