This webinar is hosted in English
Searching the Internet: A Tale of Fisher(wo)men and Stargazers by Diethild Starkmeth
In the 21st century, we are challenged by an exponentially growing amount of information that we have access to, online and offline. How do we confront this situation? Which strategies can we develop, which tools can we use to make use of some of this information, preferably pertinent for our needs? In this presentation, participants will get to know some strategies and tools used for actively searching and observing internet content.
Brenda Mallinson is the Programme Specialist, Learning Technologies, at the South African Institute for Distance Education (SAIDE) in Johannesburg. She is currently involved in a number of Educational Technology projects at Higher Education Institutions (HEI) across sub-Saharan Africa, including the extensive Partnership for Higher Education in Africa Educational Technology Initiative, and the AgShare OER project, now moving from the successfull completion of the pilot project into Phase 2.
Brenda is a member of the recently appointed Learning Technologies Working Group for the Departmnet of Higher Education and Training, South Africa, for the New Universities project.
Brenda is also a Research Associate in the Department of Information Systems (IS), Rhodes University, South Africa, having previously lectured in this Department from 1999 to 2007. During this time she also lectured and consulted in the field of Project Management at Rhodes University and at the University of Fort Hare. Prior to this, Brenda's growing interest in Educational Technology prompted a move from a lecturing position in the Computer Science (CS) Department to run the Computer Based Education Unit (CBEU) at RU from 1994 to 1998.
While at Rhodes University, Brenda established and led a research group in Advanced Learning Technologies, as well as designing and implementing a post-graduate coursework module in ALT for IS and CS honours students, both at Rhodes University and at the University of Fort Hare.