Criteria 3: Communication and dissemination of knowledge
In the previous Assessment Criteria Sections, it has been indicated that various research disseminations have occurred
on a wide spectrum: i.e. through publications in accredited journals and conference presentations and proceedings
library (PhDs and MEds) and the endevours have been reported to the donors on a regular basis. Mr Alan Appel of the
Hermann Ohlthaver Trust hase visited us in April 2011 and has subsequently donated more funding towards the ICT
As a result of our initiative, I was invited as a key speaker at the Africa Higher Ed ICT Conference in March 2011 in
Johannesburg. I also chaired the conference. The organiser was very impressed about my chairing skills as well as my
The progress of our initiative is also shared with the Faculty of Education on a regular basis, especially during our
semester Hub Colloquiums.
The project has ethical approval from the NMMU Ethics Committee and we have always worked closely with the
Department of Education to ensure we do not inadvertently violate any ethical standards they require.
A personal website containing what I am busy with (click here) as well as an online website regarding the developed
Du Plessis, A., & Webb, P. (2012). Digital immigrant teacher perceptions of an extended Cyberhunt strategy.
Australasian Journal of Educational Technology, 28(2), 341-363.
Du Plessis, A., & Webb, P. (2011). An extended Cyberhunts strategy: Learner centred learning-by-design. Australasian
Journal of Educational Technology, 27(7), 1190-1207.
Du Plessis, A. & Webb, P. (2011). An extended 'learning by design' framework based on learner perceptions. African
Journal of Research in Mathematics, Science and Technology Education, 15(2), 16-29.
PUBLISHED CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS
Du Plessis, A. & Webb, P. (2010). The CRAR3FS2 framework for developing teachers’ ICT skills for Science Education
through Cyberhunts. Socio-cultural and Human Values in Science and Technology Education, IOSTE 15
Symposium, Bled, Slovenia. 361-371.
Du Plessis, A. & Webb, P. (2011). Internet learning through learners as designers of Extended Cyberhunts: A South
African Developed Strategy. Africa Higher-Ed ICT Conference, Johannesburg, South Africa. 30-31 March 2011.
Du Plessis, A. (2010). Action Research might hold the key to improving teachers’ mathematics practices. AMESA 2010
Mathematics Conference. Port Elizabeth, South Africa. May 2010.
Du Plessis, A. (2009). The WA (Way Ahead framework) & SMART CRAR3FS2 framework for developing teachers.
Presentation for the Department in Education LAIS Conference, East London, South Africa. December 2009.
Du Plessis, A. & Webb, P. (2009). The CRAR3FS2 framework for developing teachers’ ICT skills for e-Education. Walter
Sisulu University E-Learning Conference. East London, South Africa. 3-4 November 2009.
Du Plessis, A. (2010). The introduction of Cyberhunts as a teaching and learning strategy to guide teachers towards
the integration of computer technology in schools. Unpublished Thesis. Nelson Mandela Metropolitan
University, Port Elizabeth, South Africa.