Assessing and Increasing the Gains from Blended Learning
Date Thursday, Nov 28 Time – Room Knight
This highly interactive session will take you through the value proposition of e-learning and blended learning with regard to six specific areas: students, instructors, learning, support, technology, and institutional/organisational factors. We'll discuss and debate the extent to which each of these six elements contributes to cost, access and quality. Rather than the traditional "Return on Investment" model, we will look at the value of e-learning or blended learning in an holistic manner. Whether you are looking to promote (or defend) the blended-learning strategy in your HE institution or to increase the value of the learning-and- development function in your workplace, this unconference is not to miss!
Cape Peninsula University of Technology, South Africa
Johannes Cronjé was born in Davenport Iowa in 1959 when his parents were there doing more than just studying.
At the age of eight months he persuaded his parents to return to South Africa where he attended an Afrikaans primary school and then Pretoria Boys High School where he matriculated in 1976.
Following this he enrolled at the University of Pretoria where he obtainend the BA majoring in Afrikaans, English and Anthropology, the BA honours as well as a Teachers' diploma before reporting for military service at the Infantry School, Oudtshoorn. During his second year of national service he completed an MA in Afrikaans literature while serving on the Angolan border.
He then taught English and Afrikaans at Pretoria Boys High until 1986 when he was appointed lecturer in Language Communication at Technikon Pretoria. He taught a student population ranging from secretaries, dental assistants and managers through to engineers and journalists. During this time he was involved in several programmes involving intercultural communication, in both the formal educational sector and in the service industry.
He obtained a Doctorate in Afrikaans Literature in 1990 and then a Masters Degree in Computer-Assisted Education from the University of Pretoria. From 1994 to 2007 he was a professor of computers in education with the University of Pretoria. Currently he is the Dean of the Faculty of Informatics and Design at the Cape Peninsula University of Technology. He has also been visiting professor at Sudan University of Science and Technology, Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia; the University of Joensuu, Finland, and the University of Bergen, Norway.
He has supervised or co-supervised 70 Masters and 42 Doctoral students and published more than 38 research papers.
His hobbies include public speaking, road running, and playing the mp3 Player. He is married to Franci and they have 3 children, and a dog.