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Students’ Access to and Use of Learning Materials (Survey Report 2020) - Read more

Unveiling the Professional Attributes of University Teachers - Read more

Questionable and unethical publication practices - Read more

Student Academic Monitoring and Support in Higher Education: A Systems Thinking Perspective - Read more

Empirical Exploration of UKZN Three‐Year Programmes - Read more

Agile Teaching - Read more

University language policy exposes societal fractures - Read more

The Rise of the Mega-University - Read more

Is internationalisation creating inequality in higher education? - Read more

Should You Allow Laptops in Class? - Read more

Searching for Taboos in Doctoral Education - Read more

Designing a doctoral curriculum (MA SAMUEL) - Read more

Skim reading is the new normal. The effect on society is profound - Read more

Student Success and Curriculum Reform in Post-Apartheid South Africa - Read more

Early-career academic support at the University of KwaZulu-Natal: towards a scholarship of teaching - Read more

Are Small Classes Best? It’s Complicated - Read more

Decolonise science – time to end another imperial era - Read more

Does financial assistance undermine academic success? Experiences of ‘at risk’ students in a South African university - Read more

How to do a systematic literature review and meta-analysis - Read more

Promoting assessment for learning - Read more

The Past and Future of Higher Education - Read more

Towards a Conceptual Framework for Interdisciplinary Teaching and Learning Dialogues in Higher Education - Read more

Assessment and Cognitive Demand in Higher Education Accounting Textbooks - Read more

2017 Digital Literacy Impact Study - Read more

Rethinking Educational Access - Read more

Academic Support at the University of KwaZulu-Natal: A Systematic Review of Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles, 2010–2015 - Read more

Teaching Today's Students - How to improve the learning curve - Read more

Engaging Indigenous Knowledge Holders in Teaching Preservice Teachers in IKS Food Production and Practices: Implications for Higher Education - Read more

Language of Learning: Policy, Personal Preference, and Professional Identity - Read more

Women in Senior Positions in South African Higher Education: A Reflection on Voice and Agency - Read more

Policy for Prevention of Sexual Assault on Campus: Higher Education Students’ Perspectives - Read more

Exploring the Educational Engagement Practices of Disadvantaged Students at a South African University - Read more

Innovative Approaches for Enhancing the 21st Century Student Experience - Read more

Assuring the Quality of Teaching at Makerere University in Uganda: Practices and Experiences of Academics and Students - Read more

Taking Stock Thirteen Years Later: An Investigation into the Impact of Mergers on Institutions in the Higher Education Landscape in South Africa - Read more

Can Policy Learn from Practice? - Read more

The gravity of inequality - Read more

Early-career academic support at the University of KwaZulu-Natal: towards a scholarship of teaching - Read more

The taxi industry and transportation for people with disabilities: implications for universal access in a metropolitan municipality - Read more

Performing Problems on the Pavement: An Innovative Approach to Architectural Education in Post-Apartheid South Africa - Read more

Ubiquitous learning could push the term 'online' out of education - Read more

Posthumanist Data Analysis of Mangling Practices - Read more

Post-human Condition - Read more

Beyond an Easy Sense: A Diffractive Analysis - Read more

Researching without representation? Language and Materiality in Postqualitative Methodology - Read more

Plugging One Text Into Another: Thinking With Theory in Qualitative Research - Read more

A Diffractive and Deleuzian Approach to Analysing Interview Data - Read more

Ten Theses In Support of Teaching and Against Learning Outcomes - Read more

Things I Wish My Department Chair Would Say about Teaching - Read more

Teaching criteria that matter in university academic promotions - Read more

Harnessing Students’ Capital to Teach and Learn: Responsive Pedagogies to Implement Change in a Higher Education Lecture-room - Read more

The Teaching of Sexual and Gender Diversity Issues to Pre-service Teachers at the University of KwaZulu-Natal: Lessons from Student Exam Responses - Read more

Making Sense of Mathematical Discourse: Implications for Success in the Learning of Differentiation in a University Classroom - Read more

Gamifying the Educational Experience - read more

‘The forms of our knowing are “moving”’: A Reflexive Lens on the Self-study Supervision Relationship - read more

Professional Accounting Associations’ Influence on Higher Education Accounting Pedagogy - read more

The Advantage of Short Paper Titles - Read more

‘Stretching’ the Undergraduate Curriculum: A Compensatory Response to Curriculum Modelling? - Read more

Responsive and Innovative Pedagogies: Exploring Postgraduate Students’ Insights into the Use of Technology in Mathematics Teaching - Read more

Beyond Active Learning: Transformation of the Learning Space - Read more

Why Technology Will Never Fix Education - Read more

Clearing the Confusion between Technology Rich and Innovative Poor: Six Questions - Read more

Valuing Teaching in University Academic Promotions - Read more

An Analysis of Perceptions of Academics Regarding the Reward for Excellence in Teaching versus the Reward for Excellence in Research Approached through the Lens of Critical Theory - Read more

Service Learning and Community Engagement in South African Universities: Towards an ‘Adaptive Engagement’ Approach - Read more

Food Security Status and Academic Performance of Students on Financial Aid: The Case of University of KwaZulu-Natal - Read more

Harmony and Conflict in a PhD Cohort Supervision Model - Read more

Challenges in Developing and Implementing Strategies to Facilitate Completion of their Research by Postgraduate Students in the Discipline of Public Health Medicine - Read more

The Volatile Issue of Language(s) of Instruction in Foundation Phase Mathematics Teacher Education in a Multilingual Context - Read more

Is Team Teaching Learner-friendly or Teacher-centred? Mode of Delivery in a Postgraduate Module - Read More

Teaching Sensitive Topics: Transformative Pedagogy in a Violent Society - Read more

Students’ Experiences of Learning in a Structured Writing Intensive Tutorial Programme - Read more

The Peer Teaching/Learning Experience Programme: An Analysis of Students’ Feedback - Read more

W/righting Research Capacity Building: A Preliminary Model to Inform Writing Support Activities for African Researchers- Read more

Righting an Inverted Pyramid: Managing a Perfect Storm - Read more

South-South Cooperation in the Internationalisation of African Higher Education - The Case of China - Read more

Higher Education in an Era of Reconstruction, Internationalisation, Competition & Cooperation - Read more

Featured EduTech Articles

New Vision for Education - Unlocking the Potential of Technology - Read more

Active Learning: The Perfect Pedagogy for the Digital Classroom - Read more

What a Controversy Over an App Tells Us About How Students Learn Now - The Chronicle of Higher Education - Read more


Predatory Journals

Sometimes, scholarly authors take advantage of the easy publishing that predatory journals offer for their own benefit. In many cases, universities base faculty evaluations and promotions only on the number of articles published, and they do not distinguish between high quality and predatory journals. It is pretty easy to write up a scholarly article and get it quickly published in a predatory journal. Here the victims are the honest researchers, those who submit their work to selective scholarly journals, where it is more difficult to publish and the process is slower. Increasingly, there are predatory publishers that specialize in quick, easy, and cheap publishing.- Read more

More Resources on Predatory Journals

Bealls list of Predatory Journal 2016

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