CPUT e-Learning Centre

CPUT e-Learning Centre

CPUT e-Learning Centre,
The Centre for e-Learning delivers a strategic support service to lecturers and researchers in the effective pedagogical use of networked computer technologies for teaching and learning. The centre has been the custodian of the online learner management system (LMS) since 2000.
The LMS provides a secure and stable environment for teaching and learning activities, in line with the 2004 White Paper on e-education.  The LMS at CPUT, also known as MyClassroom can be accessed directly at http://myclassroom.cput.ac.za/ 24 hours a day from any location with an Internet connection, using desktop computers, laptops, notebooks, tablets and even some smart phones. Staff at the Centre for e-Learning provide training in the use of the LMS and assist lecturers and researchers in designing online teaching and learning material.
The system enables lecturers to facilitate the learning process by applying various modes of online teaching. The traditional face-to-face classroom activity is enhanced with synchronous and asynchronous activities.
The student is able to access learning materials, interact with fellow learners and ask questions.  Students can receive assistance from lecturers or tutors and submit online assessments and assignments.

Centre for e-Learning Staff

Director: Mr Izak Smit
Tel: +27 21 464 7248/2
e-mail: smiti@cput.ac.za
Office: Centre for eLearning, Cape Town Campus
Office Administrator: Ms Marilyn Eckhardt
Tel: +27 21 464 7242
Fax: +27 086 778 0015
e-mail: eckhardtm@cput.ac.za
Office: Centre for eLearning, Cape Town Campus
Educational Technologist: Dr Izak van Zyl
Tel: +27 21 464 7244
e-mail: vanzyliz@cput.ac.za
Office: Centre for eLearning, Cape Town Campus
Instructional Designer: Mrs Antoinette van Deventer
Tel: +27 21 464 7256
e-mail: vandeventera@cput.ac.za
Office: Centre for eLearning, Cape Town Campus
Instructional Designer: Mrs Jody Boltney
Tel: +27 21 959 6414
e-mail: schaeffersj@cput.ac.za
Office: Room 3.12, IT Centre, Bellville
Instructional Designer: Mr Mvuyisi Mavela
Tel: +27 21 953 8612
e-mail: mavelam@cput.ac.za
Office: Room 3.17, IT Centre (2nd floor), Bellville
Tuesday, 28 August 2018

Excellence in e-Learning

Picture: MERIT: Eunice Ivala and her new trophy.

Associate Professor Dr Eunice Ivala has been presented with an Award for Excellence in eLearning by the Global LearnTech (Congress and Awards).
Held in July at the Taj Lands End Hotel in Mumbai, India, the Congress honoured Ivala, who is CPUT’s Coordinator for Educational Technology: Centre for Innovative Educational Technology, for her research impact in changing individual’s practices and contribution to the field of Education.
In explaining why she was chosen the Congress said “the position that you occupy in the fraternity is strategic and iconic. As a thinker and doer you are a role model and a believer in change”.
The Award consists of a trophy and a citation and the objective is to benchmark educational and learning practices.
CPUT did not nominate Ivala, the Congress chose her by assigning a global research cell constituted of researchers from different parts of the world to submit their own recommendations.
Ivala initially declined the invitation because it coincided with the 13th International Conference on e-Learning which she was organising as chairperson, but the Congress persisted. Her colleagues persuaded her of the importance of the Award so she left the CPUT conference in the hands of Daniela Gachago and Prof Johannes Cronje to travel to India.
“I went but my head was here, I kept on sending Daniela messages,” she remembered.
Ivala says now she is glad she went because it turned out to be an excellent networking opportunity to interact with educators from all walks of life who deal with digital education.
“It was an eye-opener to see how people go about establishing themselves in their own businesses and consult on strategies on e-Learning,” said Ivala.
This year’s Congress theme was Technology Roadmap for Education and in addition to collecting the award Ivala also delivered a talk on Open Educational Resources at CPUT.
“Lots of people asked me to send them the presentation afterwards. It was interesting to see how many people are impressed by our work… It is a great recognition for CPUT on what we do because everything I write about is what we do here. This makes CPUT visible to the world,” said Ivala.
While she couldn’t take up the Congress’ offer to go share her work at an Indian higher education institution during this past visit, Ivala has been invited to sit on their Advisory Board for the 2019 World Education Congress and will attend their next conference.

Contact us
Marilyn Eckhardt
Tel: +27 21 464 7242
Fax: +27 21 464 7251
e-mail: eckhardtm@cput.ac.za
Physical location:
Cnr of Tennant and Caledon Streets, CBD
CapeTown campus