Mobile Learning Seminar (2011-11-25)

The 17th November 2011 was the last seminar held by eLearning Support and Innovation (eLSI) in conjunction with Wits School of Education (WSOE). Various speakers were invited to present topics on Mobile learning.
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Wits-e Pilots (2011-11-11)

eLSI recently conducted Pilot workshops for a number of users of the new official collaborative learning environment at Wits. Participants were drawn from a wide range of Faculties and Schools each with unique learning needs.
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eLearning Seminar (2011-11-16)

eLSI in collaboration with the Wits School of Education will be hosting an eLearning Seminar on Mobile Learning, with some interesting optics to be discussed and debated.
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Mobile Learning (2011-11-16)

When walking around campus, I’ve noticed that students, and some staff, are consuming information on the go. They are using their mobile devices in a variety of new, interesting and innovative ways.
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Vuma Skills Zone (2011-12-09)

The Skills Zone project is for first year students and is intended to assist them handle the many academic, social and personal demands associated with university life.
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Piloting Sakai/Wits-e (2012-01-11)

eLSI are currently in the process of piloting various courses on Sakai/Wits-e. The pilots will start from the first block of the 2012 academic year.
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Seminar (2012-03-07)

The eLearning Support and Innovation (eLSI) unit in conjunction with the Division of Educational Information Technology (EDIT) of the WSOE would like to invite faculty members to attend a demonstration of the SAKAI Open Academic Environment.
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Help Files (2012-03-19)

eLSI aims to make the user experience of the new Wits-e environment as seamless and easy as possible. In keeping with this eLSI has established a network of Help built to aid users.
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Wits-e ready to Launch (2011-11-11)

The new official Wits electronic learning environment, Wits-e is ready to roll. Built on the open source Sakai platform Wits-e provides an environment for learning and interaction for lecturers and students at the University
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Training update (2013-07-09)

The introduction of Wits-e at Wits has meant the provision of training for both and staff and students. eLSI has been working hard to ensure that all users are familiar with the system.
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Migration (2012-03-19)

With Wits-e replacing WEB CT/ Ignite at the end of 2012 the process of moving courses to the new platform has begun. Set to take in three phases, the migration project looks to ensure a smooth transition.
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Pilot Progress (2012-05-18)

The pilot was also at scale, as we wanted to test the capacity of the universities’ network and servers to carry the load.
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Turnitin (2012-06-20)

Turnitin, arguably is the world’s most widely recognized plagiarism detection system.
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Working Group (2012-07-02)

Implementing Wits-e successfully means having the right checks and balances in place, which is where the Wits-e working group comes in.
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Win a tablet (2012-07-16)

Stand in line to get your hands on a 10" android tablet by completing a quick and easy survey on Wits-e
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eLearning Day (2012-10-24)

eLSi unit is calling upon interested academics to present their online work at eLearn day on the 6th December 2012.
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Inter Campus Link Upgrade (2012-10-22)

Computer and Network Services(CNS) announces that the Wits upgrade projects was delivered on time and within budget.
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Teaching with Sakai Innovation Awards- entries open (2013-02-21)

The Sakai teaching and learning community is seeking submissions for the annual Teaching With Sakai Innovation Award (TWISA) competition.
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Student guide to using Turnitin effectively. (2013-03-14)

Technology has made it simple for instructors to eliminate a leading form of deceit, plagiarism.
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eLearning Seminar (2013-08-06)

The use of Online tools to enhance Critical thinking.
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IQmates.com (2013-06-03)

IQmates.Com is a platform where students ask academic question based on their field of studies. This concept is a combination of discussion forums and tutorials.
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Make the right move and log on to Sakai (2013-08-06)

Wits-e has been upgraded to Sakai 2.9 bringing new features and enhancements.
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Teaching large classes (2013-09-17)

David says his lectures are like the David Hornsby show.
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Software Devlopers relocate (2013-09-10)

The Software Development team at eLSI have recently relocated their operation
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Course Rollover (2013-09-23)

The 2013 academic year is approaching its end and that means thoughts turn towards 2014 courses, including those on Wits-e.
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eLSI's working to improve accessibility to Wits-e/Sakai (2013-10-01)

Students with a range of disabilities should be able to completely use ICT when studying at Wits.
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Reginald Moledi leaves eLSI (2013-10-08)

Reginald Moledi spent 14 years at Wits making a contribution to both staff and students alike.
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Retreating from traditional teaching methods. (2013-11-01)

Christo Kriel from the Academic Development Unit in the Faculty of Engineering has found a rewarding way of teaching his students.
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Re-designing your course (2013-11-19)

Designing/ re-designing and implementing the e-learning component of your course need not be a headache. eLSI is here to help and support you through the process.
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Farewell to James (2013-12-12)

After four wonderful years at eLSI James Smurthwaite is leaving Wits.
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Your Checklist (2014-02-10)

Beginning of the year checklist for Wits-e/Sakai. Users take the opportunity to use the web to connect with the class.
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Grademark and Peermark Seminar (2014-03-18)

Turnitin have recently released two new services, GradeMark and PeerMark, that are intended to develop student's academic writing skills.
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VTC (2014-03-18)

Sign up now for free, self-paced and professionally produced online tutorials. VTC's online presence on the web means that it is accessible anytime and anywhere.
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Turnitin, access and advice (2014-04-11)

Turnitin is no longer available as a standalone service, but is integrated with “Assignment 2” tool on the Wits-e platform.
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eLSI Seminar (2014-04-11)

Making assessments a paperless process, words shared by Ricky Esteves at an eLSI presentation on GradeMark and PeerMark seminar.
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Reducing downtime (2014-04-22)

Wits-e/Sakai system performance issues have been resolved
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eLSi's new member (2014-05-12)

eLSI are pleased to welcome a new staff member - Dominique Wooldridge - who has joined the Content services team as a content Developer
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ITunes U is now available to South African universities (2014-05-27)

Have you ever wished you could reach a wider audience, or showcase your research findings on a platform with global reach?
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Interview with Wits Vice Chancellor and Principal Prof.Loyiso Nongxa (2012-02-07)


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Internship (2014-06-23)

My internship, an interview with Maanda Mashamba
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Sakai Downtime (Wednesday 30 July, am) (2014-07-30)


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e-learning Help Desk Services (2014-07-23)

The eLSI Help Desk should be the first point of contact for anyone experiencing difficulties with e-learning.
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IT Infrastructure challenges at Wits (2014-09-08)

Wits students and lecturers depend on IT infrastructure for academic and administrative purposes.
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Closer integration between eLearning and Teaching and Learning. (2014-09-19)

It is hoped that the decision to merge eLSI and CLTD will spark creative approaches to enhancing teaching and learning across a range of projects.
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Students' misconceptions about Turnitin (2014-10-20)

Turnitin can only determine if text in a document matches text in any of the text stored in the turnitin database.
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Wits upgrades to Sakai 10 (2014-12-11)

SAKAI 10 offers two new tools, better support for audio and video using HTML 5, infrastructure improvements and much more.
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Call for Entries: 2015 Teaching with Sakai Innovation Award (2015-01-12)

Win with Sakai! Submissions are still open for the 2015 Teaching With Sakai Innovation Award, but hurry as time is running out!
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Digital champions are here to help Wits embrace eLearning in 2015 (2015-01-19)

We have a dedicated team on hand to help everybody at Wits to navigate Sakai, TurnItIn and e-tivities
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Digital champions are here to help Wits embrace eLearning in 2015 (2015-01-21)

We have a dedicated team on hand to help everybody at Wits to navigate Sakai, TurnItIn and e-tivities
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All the best for your new ventures, Fatima! (2015-01-21)

It’s with a heavy heart that we say goodbye to Fatima Rahiman
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eLearning returns back into the CLTD fold (2015-01-23)

Making eLearning more closely aligned and integrated with the University’s Teaching and Learning priorities
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Gmail email for Wits students (2015-02-02)

Wits students can now use the gmail platform for all their student needs
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Are you a tech-savvy post-grad? (2015-02-06)

We're recruiting 5 eLearning Support Assistants: calling all post-grad Wits students!
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#WitsSurvey is underway and you can win iPads, iPods and coffee vouchers! (2015-03-20)

We’re conducting research to understand our students’ use and access of technology until the end of April
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How to register your device on WITS-WIFI-MOBILE (2016-01-31)

Welcome to your connected campus! Here's how you can access our WiFi with any device.
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The 2015 South African Apereo / Sakai Conference (2015-03-06)

Calling all Sakai administrators, super-users, instructional designers, developers, and learning technologists. Come and network!
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Farewell to Rabelani Dagada (2015-03-13)

On the 27th of Feb 2015, eLearning, support and innovation (eLSI) wished Rabelani Dagada, their researcher, author, larger-than-life development economist and acting head, a fond farewell
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ICT Skills prep for first year students (2015-03-20)

Q: How do you determine how competent 6 000 first year students are with computers? A: You expose 6 000 students to an ICT proficiency test
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#Sakai15 and #BlendWits – a huge success (2015-03-31)

On the 23rd and 24th of March, members of the South African Sakai community and Wits’ academics interested in elearning met to share and discuss blended learning
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The Wits Digilitsproject is in full swing (2015-04-15)

Digital champions lead the way to promote digital literacies and tech savviness
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Success with Wits-e / Sakai (2015-04-30)

Meet the new eLUcourse revision and review team
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Wits Student ICT Survey prize giving on Monday 18 May (2015-05-14)

Students who participated in our CLTD and eLearning Unit online survey to receive their prizes
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Last modified on 2011-11-17 by Nguni Phakela