Carina de Villiers

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The Department of Informatics at the University of Pretoria in South Africa has been involved in a research project funded by the Foundation for Research and Development (FRD) since 1996. The main focus of this project is to establish computer-supported cooperative learning centres in various rural communities. The case study described in this paper(More)
Tertiary institutions in South Africa are faced with dealing with diversity in all its forms in our classrooms. Information Systems, Information Technology and Computer Science students need to learn to work with people who are different from themselves in order to learn to work effectively in the work environment to which they will go. Teaching students in(More)
Using engaging and entertaining learning tools and techniques inside and outside the classroom has become imperative in order to ensure, amongst others, subject-matter retention for the scholars of today. These technologies are not restricted to enriching course content alone and can also stimulate and encourage students to participate in collaborative(More)
Creating a sufficient, sustained supply of tertiary level ICT skills at graduate level to stimulate growth in the developing South African economy is an important concern for all stakeholders involved in the South African ICT labour market. This article furthers the discourse on the much discussed ICT graduate shortage in South Africa by presenting a(More)
There are eleven official languages in South Africa. However, most of the South African web sites are currently designed in English with a small minority of them presented in both English and Afrikaans. This paper addresses this issue with specific reference to Internet users in the age group 18 to 25 years. It is determined whether young Internet users(More)
Currently there is a declining participation of women in Information Technology (IT) education and profession. In this article a critical interpretive analysis of the international discourse about women in IT is performed. The aim is to understand why women experience such a low level of career satisfaction in IT by taking their experiences and the context(More)