Physics lecturer makes use of SAKAI platform to reinforce lessons

Lecturer Valentino Van De Heyde created a learning environment for Physics (PHY 113) module within the online SAKAI platform (iKamva). Valentino and 13 other lecturers have attended iKamva traning workshops during the period, 19-29 November 2012. These training workshops were facilitated by the Centre for Innovative Educational and Communication Technologies (CIECT). It focused on the following:

• Develop a course using the best principles of instructional design,
• Create and navigate the online environment,
• Select eCommunication tools,
• Create 5 different types of assignments (eAssessments), and
• Create an interactive online course.

The Physics online module supports his face-to-face teaching-and-learning practices, specifically for undergraduates. Valentino makes use of relevant eTools to enhance the content and communication activities within his online classroom. Hence, the ‘Course Resources and Announcement’ tools are used to share important YouTube video links; and notices with students. This allows student to revisit videos to reinforce lessons discussed in class. YouTube videos shared within the iKamva environment include:

• Time and motion
• Thermal Conductivity
• Oral information
• Linear Expansion
• Graphs
• Fluid Mechanics
• Electrostatics
• Electricity


Lecturer Faculty/ Department
1 Nadia Mohamed Dentistry
2 Fatima Peerbhay Dentistry
3 Mahmoud Patel Arts, English
4 Sally Witbooi Arts, Library Information Science
5 Ntombizodwa Linda CHS Nursing
6 Gasant Gamiet Education
7 Nicolette Roman CHS, Social Work
8 Mohammed Redau Safodien CHS, Social Work
9 Lorraine Fakude CHS, Nursing
10 Karen Wallace Science, Chemistry
11 Valentino Van De Heyde Science, Physics
12 Ronald Arendse EMS, Accounting
13 Cherrel Africa EMS, Political studies
14 Garth Van Rooyen EMS, Political studies













2 responses

  1. Hi I want to upload assignments

    1. Please contact the CIECT team in the Cassinga building or phone (021) 959 3200

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