Flexible Futures Programme: 4 August 2020
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8:30 - 8:50


UP Vice-Chancellor and Principal, Professor Tawana Kupe

RECORDING: Virtual room A (20 minutes)

9:00 - 9:55

PANEL DISCUSSION: University of Pretoria’s Deputy Deans: Teaching and Learning (Chair: Professor Dietmar Holm)

Teaching innovation in Higher Education: COVID-19 and beyond

RECORDING: Virtual room B (55 minutes)

10:00 - 10:20

OPENING PLENARY (Chair: Dr Kgadi Mathabathe)

Vice Principal: Academic, Professor Norman Duncan

RECORDING: Virtual room C  (20 minutes)

10:25 - 10:55

Turning a crisis into an opportunity

Presented by: Blackboard and Amazon Web Services

(Chair: Detken Scheepers)



10:55 - 11:00

Comfort break

(5 minutes)


11:00 - 13:00

Chair: Dr J Lemmens

Chair: J Maroga

Chair: I Lubbe

Chair: Dr S Haupt

11:00 - 11:20

Short papers


Improving student success through module evaluations

Juan-Claude Lemmens

Implementation of a tele-intervention framework for speech-language therapy service delivery

Maria du Toit, Eccles R, Du Toit MN, Pillay DB, Abdoola S

Lessons Learnt from online lecturing        

Warren du Plessis

On B-Com-ing the future: Transitioning to a sustainable future of work for business management education

Alex Antonites, Maritz R

11:20 - 11:40

Short papers


Technology and Data: Keys to understanding and bridging divides

Francois Strydom

Applying design thinking principles in re-aligning the method for large group undergraduate business management teaching and learning

Dawie Bornman

Movement made easy: Multilingual micro-lessons

Elzette Korkie, Lubbe I

Towards Global Surgery 2030 - Self-perceived anaesthesia competencies of South African Undergraduate medical students

Sandra Spijkerman, Green-Thompson LP, Manning D

11:40 - 12:00

Short papers


Bayesian networks for knowledge discovery and curriculum optimisation in academic programmes

Alta De Waal, Holm D

Leveraging low-cost technology to Support Teaching and Learning during COVID-19 Lockdowns

Funmi Adebesin, Mennega N, Botha A

The effect of a digital student loyalty programme on student motivation, engagement and academic performance

Madelyn Cloete, Coetzee SA,

Schmulian A

From Postdoc to Teaching and Learning during COVID-19 Lockdown: Pedagogical lessons for Religion and Mission in the changing post-COVID-19 context

Buhle Mpofu

12:00 - 12:20

Short papers


The management of ECPs through the effective use of learning analytics -The case of the Mamelodi Campus

Philokuhle Majozi, Ogude NA, Mathabathe KC, Meyer IJ, Mthethwa N 

The use of Discord for student-lecturer communication during online teaching

Annique Smith, Bosman ID

Tools for engagement in online teaching contact sessions

Isak Bosman, Smith AE

Measuring the level of cultural awareness, cultural competency and cultural sensitivity, among nursing students enrolled in the selected module

Oniah Tsheole-Nkosi, Mogale RS & Bhana-Pema VM

12:20 - 12:40

Short papers


Lessons learned from a first-year diagnostic test in mathematics

Harry Wiggins

Person-centred communication through video essays

Renata Eccles, Asmail FM, Heinze B,

Du Toit M

Pivotal Pedagogy

Mariette Fourie, Betts K

Agent Based Artificial Intelligence for timeous student support Strategies

Herkulaas Combrink, Marivate V

12:40 - 13:00

Short papers


Institutional Teaching Analytics during COVID-19
Dolf Jordaan

The comfort and discomfort of remote online learning during COVID-19 - a case for understanding inequality

Hlengiwe Sehlapelo, Madiba M

Unintentional stealing – when ignorance isn’t really bliss...

Irene Lubbe, Adam S

From hybrid to E-mentoring in the nGAP Mentorship Programme

Maitumeleng Nthontho, Madonda NF, Maroga MJ

13:00 - 13:30
30 Minutes

AWS Discussion Room: Active from 12:45

BB Discussion room: Already available in the room

CENGAGE Discussion Room- Active from 12:45

Share your experience in the chat

13:30 - 15:30

Chair: A Botha

Chair: M Lotriet

Chair: M Pienaar

Chair: E Van Amerom

13:30 - 13:50

Short papers


The Flipped Instructional Strategy in Higher Education: Literature on Learning Opportunities and Challenges        

Kehinde Abdullah, Akuma FV, Callaghan R

Adapting the implementation of community engagement projects amid COVID-19

Faheema M Asmail, Renata Eccles, Pippa Bresser

Perceived usefulness and validity of an online social annotation platform in accounting

Cecile Janse van Rensburg, Coetzee SA, Schmulian A

Unconventional assignments: Giving students voice, choice and responsibility

Irene Lubbe, Adam S

13:50 - 14:10

Short papers


Distinguishing characteristics of flipped classrooms

Aurona Gerber

Multilingual educational subtitling for improved comprehension of discipline-specific videos

Helena Kruger-Roux, Louw I, Du Preez A

Emergency immersion into online education: A quantitative report on the use of the learner management system (LMS) by academics and students for remote teaching and learning during a crisis

Neetu Ramsaroop

Developing accounting students’ team innovation

Julia Venter, Schmulian A, Coetzee S

14:10 - 14:30

Short papers


Moving content from semi-online to fully online: How Covid-19 made this possible

Adriana Steyn, Coetzee D, Matseke M

Music/lyrics and students' pre-tertiary discourses: a new introduction to academic literacy

Emma Paulet, Tink CA

Reformulation of first year engineering practicals for improved learning and flexibility in online implementation

Suzanne Smith, Botha AJM

eQuality and Equity: Perspectives on maintaining a just balance of student education during a pandemic

Celeste von Fintel

14:30 - 14:50

Short papers


Comparing Online Instruction to Problem-based, Guided-inquiry Learning in an Academic Literacy Module

 Nandi Weder, de Waal M

Insights gained from training a blind student in biological sciences

Marietjie Potgieter, Tekane R

Seeing online teaching and learning through 20/20 vision: a practitioner’s reflection        

Nadia Swanepoel

The role of experiential learning as a creative, transdisciplinary and project-based approach for optimal, collaborative learning

Hanlie Smuts, Jordaan M

14:50 - 15:10

Short papers


Survivor: Transitioning to Online Learning

Panel Discussion: Moodley K, Wolff E, Robbert A.S, van Wyk M

The use of Google sites to promote quality teaching and learning in higher education

Joyce West, Malatji M

Teaching Conservation Science online, to students without a science background

Maggi Loubser

MBTI in the development of conflict management skills in undergraduate students

Kathryn Malherbe, Lovric G,

Kekana M, Lubbe I

15:10 - 15:30

Short papers


Community partners' experiences of higher education service-learning and community engagement projects in the Faculty of Engineering, Built Environment and IT

Martina Jordaan, Mennega N

Teaching neuroanatomy: Actions speak louder than words

Gerda Venter, Lubbe JC, Bosman MC

Tensions experienced during remote teaching and learning: A narrative self-study of a novice science teacher educator

Hlologelo Climant Khoza

15:30 - 15:35

Comfort break (5 minutes)

15:35 - 16:35

Chair: Dr I Louw

Chair: Dr H Byles

Chair: F Mathibedi

Chair: E Mostert

15:35 - 15:55

Short papers


The Digital Skills Gap and how the Cloud Degree Addresses this Gap

Holliday M, Majola T

Can Excel help students to excel 

Elize Kirsten, Du Toit E, Van Hoepen R

The role of authentic assessment in developing digital creativity        

Cecile Janse van Rensburg, Coetzee SA, Schmulian A

The student voice in Veterinary Science teaching and learning

El-Marie Mostert, Haupt S, Holm D

15:55 - 16:15

Short papers


Developing student generated digital media as an assessment tool for geoscience

Victoria Rautenbach, Davis N

Automating Utility Value Intervention evaluation of student writing using Natural Language Processing

Baphumelele Masikisiki, Marivate V

Online assessment for a first-year a mathematics module as part of an extended degree in engineering

Janine Hechter

Transdisciplinarity as an approach to Teaching and Learning in Nursing Science

Ramadimetja Mogale, Ngcobo N

16:15 - 16:35

Short papers


Tutor training: Using clickUP and interactive videos        

Ina Louw

Interactive online learning through branching scenario on H5P platform

Kathryn Malherbe

What guidelines can be developed for designing online rubrics for the assessment of student work in undergraduate programmes in the economic and financial sciences?

Lulama Siyotywa

Building pre-service teachers’ capacity: A Mentorship Intervention for mentor lecturers

Annelize du Plessis- de Beer

16:35 - 16:55

Chad Bonney (Cengage: SVP, GM International Higher Ed, CFO & COO)

RECORDING: How COVID-19 is accelerating megatrends in educational publishing

Chair: Johan Slabbert

Virtual room


(20 minutes)

17:00 -17:55


Why get on the bus to come to campus? Maximising the benefits of hybrid learning

Virtual room

Chair: Dolf Jordaan

Keynote speaker sponsored by:


17:55 - 18:00

Closing (5 minutes)

Gerrit Stols