Dr. Nellie Deutsch

Dr. Nellie Deutsch

0, Canada

Digital scaffolding

4 Feb

2012 01:00 PM (CST)

This class ran for 55 minutes

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About the class

About the class

This webinar is hosted in English

Teachers know that helping students to learn is part and parcel of their trade. How do we help and empower students in online learning environments? Scaffolding is a concept of sociocultural theory that defines learning as a process and activity that engages students and teachers. The question discussed in this presentation is “How can teachers develop scaffolding techniques in synchronous and asynchronous online courses?”

She has experience in language teaching and language teacher training. These experiences include face-to-face as well as online workshops, with synchronous (Elluminate) as well as asynchronous (Moodle) tools.

Diethild has a commitment to lifelong learning regarding all a variety of subjects (languages, meditation, traveling, and climate change, among other topics). She has surfed on the internet since 1994. To her, the internet is a place where she reads, listens, connects with people, learns, and shares. It has also become her way of life. When she is not online, she loves to swim, practice Pilates, hike, bike, cook, and meet people.

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About the Host

Dr. Nellie Deutsch

Dr. Nellie Deutsch


0, Canada

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.

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