Assessment Criteria
Criteria 7: In the case of engagement through research and scholarship,
the information referred to under Assessment Criteria (Criteria 7),
where applicable needs to be provided

The methodological designs ranged from case studies by using mixed research: qualitative and quantitative data. The
quantitative data were rigorously treated statistically and revealed statistically and practically significant
differences for different treatments (see PhD and published papers). The findings have been disseminated by
means of official reports to the donors and Department of Education as well as to the participating principals and
staff who attended a special dessemination meeting. A PhD, conference presentations and proceedings, and
articles in accredited journals have been produced from the generated data gathering tools. Th research seems not
only to be in line with the NMMU research themes at the time when the research and engagement commenced,
but seems also to be in line with the newly revised institutional research themes. I was also informed on 29 May
2012 that I am awarded the NMMU Faculty of Education: Emerging Researcher of the Year (2012).

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.

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.

PhD (Click here)
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.