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Women influencing the African discourse through research: Creating research collaboration with internal and external communities. Engaging in scholarship and starting own research leadership journey.
Open to Support and Academic staff, Novice and Advanced Researchers
Professor Verona Leendertz Bio
Prof Leendertz, is the Director for the Research Niche Technology Enhanced Learning and Innovative Education and Training in South Africa (TELIT-SA), at North-West University in South Africa. She joined North-West University as a staff member in 2015 after her post-doctoral fellowship in South Africa and Finland. She has been involved in several International Research Collaborations. She sees herself as an African leader who believes that shared values and group effort bring about change. She advocates that through mentorship, talent management, and guidance an institution and its people will grow. Under her leadership TELIT-SA conducts ground-breaking research to inform innovative teaching and learning with technology through interdisciplinary collaboration and scholarship. For three consecutive years she received a research excellence award at the NWU and has been part of the executive committee since 2017 and coordinates the Emerging Scholar Stream for the Edmedia Innovate Learn Conference as well as the PhD track for the Social Sciences International Research Conference. Her current research involve the training and development for the effective integration of technology, the integration of technology for teaching and learning, user interface evaluations of learning management systems with eye tracking, serious games development for teaching and learning, the incorporation of augmented reality, and simulators to enhance the learning experience of students within the higher education space. Prof Leendertz steers numerous funded projects, works with partners from the University of Eastern Finland, and forms part of the institutional task team for audits and reviews.

May 31, 2022 01:00 PM in Harare, Pretoria

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