TL;DR - Teaching the New Generation!

Virtual Conference - 6 to 9 July 2020

Important Dates

Papers due: 28 February 2020
Paper acceptance: 20 April 2020
Final papers: 4 May 2020
Registration opens: 12 June 2020
Registration closes: 4 July 2020


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09:00 Welcome
09:15 Kudzai Katsidzira and Lisa F Seymour. Factors Impacting Using the Internet for Learning: The Digital Divide in South African Secondary Schools
09:45 Malie Zeeman and Romeo Botes. Influence of external factors on the attitude of students towards Arduino MDBs
10:15 Break
10:45 Marie Hattingh, Komla Pillay and Sunet Eybers. Opening Pandora’s Box: An Active Learning Approach to teaching Project Management
11:15 Anchal Garg and Jean-Paul Van Belle. Factors Determining the Intention of Using Online Learning Videos by Students: A Study from Uzbekistan
11:45 End of morning session
14:00 Keynote: Helen Purchase. Learning from each other – Peer Review and Contributing Pedagogies (Live stream only — a recording will not be available for this talk)
14:45 Alta Van der Merwe, Hanlie Smuts and Aurona Gerber. Data Collection in an Information Systems Design Science Research Project
15:15 Break
15:30 Ingrid Siebörger. The importance of scaffolding when “building” Information Systems specialists
16:00 Jean Greyling and Byron Batteson. The TANKS coding app – using tangible tokens to teach coding without a computer (Discussion paper)
16:30 End of afternoon session

09:00 IITPSA Presentation
09:30 Andre Calitz, Estelle Taylor and Margaret Cullen. Guidelines for IT Industry Advisory Boards at Higher Education Institutions in Southern Africa
09:50 Jaco Pretorius, Carina de Villiers, Andre Horn and Awie Leonard. Factors supporting quality research output at universities
10:10 Muthoni Masinde. The Role of Continuous Assessment in Improving Student Engagement and Learning Research Methodology: Case of Information Technology
10:30 End of morning session
14:00 Malibongwe Twani, Andre Calitz and Margaret Cullen. Identifying Relevant Factors for an IT Career Choice Model
14:30 Jacob Greeff and JT Janse van Rensburg. Exploring essential software development skills for the South African job market
15:00 Andre Calitz, Lester Cowley and Sue Petratos. A Proposed Structure for Managing IT Diploma Programmes in South African
15:30 End of afternoon session

09:00 Keynote: Charles Young. Student mental health and wellbeing
09:45 James Connan, Dane Brown and Caro Watkins. Using Technology to Teach a New Generation
10:15 Break
10:45 Jecton Anyango and Hussein Suleman. Designing Programming Games for Diversity in Teaching Introductory Programming
11:15 Dane Brown and James Connan. A Robust Portable Environment for First-Year Computer Science Students
11:45 End of morning session
14:00 Adelade Kusena and Irwin Brown. Skills Requirements for Business Intelligence Professionals: A Content Analysis of Job Advertisements in South Africa
14:30 Sunet Eybers and Cladia de Carvalho. A Systematic Literature Review of Data Governance Frameworks for Big Data implementations
15:00 Thomas van der Merwe and Ambrose Azeta. Exploring the Impact of ICT Use Patterns on Postgraduate Student Academic Achievement in a Developing Country
15:30 End of afternoon session

09:00 Kelvin Meyer and Hussein Suleman. Answering Student Programming Questions using Domain-specific Search
09:20 Vuyolwethu Mdunyelwa, Lynn Futcher and Johan van Niekerk. A Framework for Teaching Secure Coding Practice
09:40 Break
10:00 Pearson Presentation
10:30 Lynn Futcher, Kerry-Lynn Thomson and Apelele Mbuqe. A Cybersecurity Curricular Framework for IT Undergraduates in South Africa
11:00 Nandipha Dilla and Marita Turpin. Teaching Problem Solving to Undergraduate STEM Students: a Systematic Literature Review
11:30 End of morning session
14:00 Olaperi Okuboyejo, Sigrid Ewert and Ian Sanders. Goofs in the Class: Students' Errors and Misconceptions when Learning Regular Expressions
14:30 Adriana A Steyn, Dané Coetzee, Marissa de Villiers and Adriana Botha. Interactive Learning: introducing a first-year systems’ analysis and design course
15:00 Nobert Jere, Nosipho Mavuso and Samelisiwe Jacob. Evaluation of Visually Impaired Students’ Perceptions on Using a Learning Management System (WiseUp) at Walter Sisulu University
15:30 Closing: Best paper announcement, Chairperson's report, SACLA 2021 organising committee
16:30 End of conference