Today I graduated from the University of Cape Town with my masters degree in philosophy, with a specialization in the use of information and communication technologies in education. My masters was awarded with distinction as I received a significantly high overall grade from my coursework and dissertation. It’s a great accomplishment and reflects closure on what I came to do in Cape Town, South Africa. I was fortunate to be able to cross the stage with three of my colleagues with who I engaged in coursework in 2009, my senior professors and friends. It was a beautiful day to graduate … phew!
Submitted my masters thesisSeptember 13, 2011
I submitted my masters thesis on September 2, 2011. The thesis titled ‘Student perceptions of the reuse of digital educational materials: A case study of the social outreach group SHAWCO’, explores the potential for the open education movement to assist social outreach programmes. Up until now the open education movement has seen strong growth in […]
Beyond the BibliographyAugust 23, 2011
I am currently in the process of completing my masters dissertation. It’s a large document which I have spent the last year or so writing and I am pretty happy with how it has all turned out. I’ll be sharing more about the contents and findings of the thesis in the next little while. As […]
Anatomy of an incident: Helicopter crash at UCTAugust 4, 2011
This work was inspired by the “Anatomy of the Osama Tweet“, in which the news of Osama Bin Laden’s death spreads just before it was officially announced by U.S. President Obama. Naturally the original speculative tweet spread virally through Twitter. My colleague Andrew Deacon and I have undertaken a similar analysis of information flows during […]