Networking Session VID03
Video to Empower Students to Become Creators of Content and Knowledge
Date Thursday, Dec 7 Time – Room Bishop
This best practice case of training 500 learners in video editing led not only to student- created resources and content, but also to enhanced graduate attributes for employment. Join this networking session to hear how one Higher Education Institution managed to do it and let us discuss ideas about how we can use technologies, in particular video, to develop a range of generic and critical thinking skills.
Marieta Jansen van Vuuren
North-West University South Africa, South Africa
Marieta Jansen van Vuuren is a former teacher from South Africa who majored in languages and started her teaching career in 1984. . She holds a doctorate in Sociolinguistics - Afrikaans - with the focus on Language and Internet-based Electronic Communication using Corpus Linguistics as a research method. In 2000 she joined the Vaal University of Technology in Vanderbijlpark Gauteng, lecturing English and Communication studies. In 2004 she joined the North-West University – School of Languages - where she lectured Sociolinguistics to undergraduate students. Marieta was subsequently appointed in the School of Educational Sciences in 2008 where she lectured language teaching (Afrikaans) to education students and provided supervision to Honours, Masters and PhD students.
In 2012 she was appointed at the Academic Development and Support Unit of the NWU – Vaal Triangle Campus, responsible for the implementation of elearning projects and innovation and technology integration. Her current position is that of Senior Academic Developer with the focus on the support for academics with the successful integration of technologies into teaching and learning as well as the coordination of training for continuing professional development of academics for the focus area Teaching Learning Environments.
Current fields of interest and research and publications include topics such as transforming education in a blended learning environment, eLearning and mobile learning development and the integration of video in Education. Research on curriculum redesign and implementation thereof for blended learning environments and the development of online learning modules as well as the integration of video as assessment tool are research projects she has currently being involved with. Marieta has been the project leader for the successful implementation of the first One Button Studios undertaken by her team at the North-West University Vaal campus in South Africa. This implementation was the first of its kind on the African continent.