NWU well represented at IJAS academic conference

Belinda Bantham -- Wed, 12/06/2017 - 10:22

NWU well represented at IJAS academic conference

Mr Thami Ndlovu, academic advisor for technology at the North-West University’s (NWU’s) campus in Mahikeng, recently attended an International Journal of Arts and Sciences (IJAS) academic conference that was held in Freiburg, Germany.

He presented a research paper titled: ‘Investigating Factors Influencing First-Year Students’ Acceptance and Use of Learning Management System in University’. The presentation was a collaboration between Thami, Mr Henry Blignaut and Prof Mamolahluwa Mokoena.

This annual conference brings together academics from different countries to share research from their respective fields.

It also provides opportunities for academics to receive informal, in-depth feedback through discussions, and enable them to establish networks with professionals from other countries and institutions. 

“The conference was enlightening, interesting and informative,” said Thami. “It was a good learning experience – I learned a lot about other universities’ progress in implementing technology to enhance teaching and learning. Some of their technological implementations can also be applied at our university.”

“The conference was definitely worth it and I will definitely draw on some of the experiences for implementation here at the NWU.”

Mr Thami Ndlovu says he will draw on the experience gained during a recent international conference.