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Dolf Jordaan

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Dolf Jordaan

Dolf Jordaan
Head: e-Learning
Tel: +27 12 420-3721
E-mail: dolf.jordaan@up.ac.za

Main responsibilities

  • Provides leadership to and manages an E-Learning team.
  • Project Management of institutional e-Learning projects
  • Provides leadership with regards to the e-learning environment at UP.
  • E-Learning research
  • E-Learning support

Focus areas / interests

  • Current and future e-learning Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) with a focus on Learning Management Systems
  • Integration of LMS into Virtual Campus and other institutional systems
  • Social Networking or Web 2.0 technologies
  • Mobile Learning
  • Educational use of digital videos

Research and publications

  • Scheepers, M.D., Jordaan, A.J.J. and Mostert, E. (2008 Solutions at the Same University. iJET – Volume 3, Issue 1, March 2008, pages 74-79. Available at http://online-journals.org/i-jet/issue/view/10
  • Fresen, J.W., Drysdale, E.D., Kotzé, M., Scheepers, M.D. and Jordaan, A.J.J. (2007) Innovative training and support interventions with respect to a commercial learning management system. Proceedings of the 9th Annual Conference on World Wide Web Applications, University of Johannesburg, Johannesburg, 5-7 September. ISBN: 0-620-35079-2. Available at http://www.zaw3.co.za
  • Le Roux, I., Lazenby, K., Jordaan AJJ. (2008). E-Learning and Virtual Campus Development - From Innovation to Sustainability. Edited Book: Institutional Transformation through Best Practices in Virtual Campus Development: Advancing E-Learning Policies. Editor: Stansfield, M. (IGI Global)
  • Gregson, J., & Jordaan, AJJ. (2008). Exploring the Challenges and Opportunities of M-Learning within an International Distance Education Programme. Chapter in book edited by Mohamed, A.

Conference presentations

  • Services Sector Education & Training Authority (Services SETA) E-Learning Conference: October 2001.  Title of paper: The Changing Role of the Trainer
  • Pan-Commonwealth Forum on Open Learning. Transforming Education for Development, (Durban). Augustus 2002. Present introductory note on TLEI during the launch of CSC supported Partnership development and Scholarship Programme.
  • IEEE International Conference on Advanced Learning Technologies (ICALT2004) Finland. Title of paper: Striving towards International Academic and E-learning Collaboration: An evaluation of a South African experience
  • CITTE 2004 Conference: Cape Town: 2004. Paper Title: Using web support to facilitate a Masters Program in Wildlife Management
  • JOINT ITU/UNU/CERN WORKSHOP ON AFUNET: Workshop: Geneva: 2005. Paper Title: Case study: University of Pretoria, South Africa: E-Learning and Information Technology
  • WCCE 2005 Conference: Stellenbosch: 2005. Paper Title: Software applications to support international collaboration between educational institutions in developed and developing countries.  Authors: Jordaan, D. &  Gregson, J
  • CITTE Conference, July, 2006.  Implementing a proprietary LMS, Does it still make sense?
  • PCF5: University of London online Conference, 2006.  Gregson, J. & Jordaan, A.J.J., Going Mobile with Distance Learners.
  • Online Educa Conference, Berlin, 2006.  Jordaan, A.J.J.  E-Learning Diffusion at the University of Pretoria: A Statistical Analysis and it's Technological Implications.
  • 2nd e-Learning Africa Conference, Nairobi, Kenya, 30-31 May 2007: Gregson, J. & Jordaan, A.J.J. (2007). Title: Designing courses for distance learners in Africa that make good use of mobile phone capabilities.
  • The Executive Cutting Edge Outcomes Seminar, Cape Town, South Africa, 18-19 April 2007.  Le Roux, I. & Jordaan, A.J.J. (2007). Cutting edge initiatives at the University of Pretoria.
  • BB World Europe Conference, Manchester, UK, May 2008.  Seamless Integrated Virtual Campus Administration System, Jordaan, A.J.J. (2008)
  • Higher Education Summit, July, 2008, Johannesburg.  Jordaan, A.J.J., Transforming South African Higher Education through the effective use of Information and Communication Technology (ICT).

Co-author conference presentations

  • Scheepers, M.D., Jordaan, A.J.J. and Mostert, E. (2007) Analysis of three different models used to acquire three e-learning solutions at the same university. 10th International Conference on Interactive Computer Aided Learning (ICL2007), Villach, Austria, 26-28 September.
  • Fresen, J.W., Drysdale, E.D., Kotzé, M., Scheepers, M.D. and Jordaan, A.J.J. (2007). Innovative training and support interventions with respect to a commercial learning management system. Proceedings of the 9th Annual Conference on World Wide Web Applications, University of Johannesburg, Johannesburg, 5-7 September. ISBN: 0-620-35079-2. Available at http://www.zaw3.co.za
  • 4th M-Learn Conference, Canada, (2006). Gregson, J. & Jordaan, A.J.J. Title: Exploring the Challenges and Opportunities of M-Learning within an International Distance Education Programme.
  • The 3rd eLearning Africa, International Conference on ICT for Development, Education and Training, May 28 - 30, 2008 in Accra, Ghana. Gregson, J., & Jordaan, A.J.J., An Educational model that integrate m-learning for the delivery and support of postgraduate distance learning students in Southern Africa.