I was a teacher for 17 years. I first taught English as First and First Additional Language for Grade 8 - 12 learners. After that I taught Information Technology for a couple of years. I am currently a Webstudies Official at Stellenbosch University, South Africa where I work with the Learning Management System and train lecturers and students in using it.
I have a B.A. degree in Languages, Higher Educational Diploma, National Certificate in Data Metrics and I am almost done with a Mphil in Hypermedia for Language Learning.
If it can be done on a computer, I'm interested in it. I am currently researching EAssessments and looking at alternative ways of assessing students(as opposed to giving them boring multiple choice questions). That is why I am doing this workshop. I'm also researching e-portfolios and mobile learning.
As part of my Masters degree I created a Moodle LMS that supplies Grade 12 learners with extra material for English Additional Language, the Literature section. The system is available to all learners in South Africa, free of charge. This is a project that I would like to run for the next couple of years until the Department of Education realizes that this is the way to go. The project has been moderately successful(enough to complete my Masters), but I hope it will become VERY successful and that it will help at least a few Grade 12 learners to pass the final exam.
My wiki projects
My optional community service (learning contract) project
||By signing this optional learning contract I will try to complete my training in basic wiki editing skills to achieve the status of a Wikibuddy. In return for this free training opportunity, I will give the gift of knowledge by donating or developing at least one free content resource licensed under a CC-BY-SA or CC-BY license which can be used by myself (and others) on WikiEducator.|
| Brief description of project
|| I'm adding information on prescribed poetry for Grade 12 English First Additional Language South Africa|
| Target date for completion
|| September 2010|
|| --Vrooyen 09:34, 21 July 2010 (UTC)|
Feedback and notes from my WikiNeighbours
- Dear Marinda , Can you share with us your experiences on what was most beneficial to you on learning wiki skills? --R C Sharma, PhD 14:30, 3 August 2010 (UTC)
(: Dear Marinda, Hope you are reading the instructions on wiki skills. In case of any help needed, donot hesitate to ask for help. You can either email me or leave a message on my page. Warm Wishes. --Ramesh Sharma 19:02 30 July 2010 (UTC))
(: Hi, Warm greetings! -- Anil Prasad 15:47, 27 July 2010 (UTC))