December 2020

Newsletter

december 2020

"Teaching/Learning During a Crisis"

Welcome to the 20th edition of the IDE Newsletter. Our focus is “Teaching/Learning during a Crisis.” As we approach the end of 2020, we are reminded of one of the year’s game-changers – the COVID-19 pandemic. The issue therefore, shares experiences and research that relates to innovations and adaptations that had to be embraced during the COVID-19 crisis. Professor Esampally takes us through the paces on remaining relevant in a “changing context.” 

There was an increase in teaching and learning online. Professor Ferreira-Meyers shares sentiments and experiences  of online facilitators. In adapting to a “new normal”, IDE has had to host workshops, training and orientation online. Dr. Mthethwa-Kunene narrates how new lecturers were oriented online, while Dr. Dlamini shares on conducting a materials design workshop online. 

As we begin a new academic year, we are reminded how to take care of our wellbeing. Ms. Mashinini shares an experience as a distant learning student, while Professor Ferreira-Meyers helps us to cope with stress during a crisis and Ms. Mabuza reminds students about the importance of participating in online discussions.

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