QUALIFICATION HISTORY

2003 – 2009

Doctor of Philosophy

APRIL 2003 – JUNE 2009

Department of Computer Science, University of Cape Town

Achievements:

  • Meta-theoretical framework for conceptualising learning in Virtual Reality
  • Develop a methodology to design and evaluate learning activities in virtual worlds
  • Evaluate Activity Theory as constructivist pedagogy and framework
  • Expand Activity Theory to meet challenges identified in practice
  • Unreal 2004 Collaborative Storyboarding Previsualization Virtual Environment MOD
  • Unreal2Engine Collaborative Virtual Film Production Virtual Environment
  • Teaching (course - client):
  • Publications:
2000 - 2001

Masters of Science Education and Training Systems Design

AUG 2000 – AUG 2001

University of Twente

  • Instructional Design Theories
  • Task Analysis
  • Human Computer Interaction
  • Learning in Virtual Environments
  • Organization and management perspectives of education
  • Models and strategies of curriculum development
  • Principles of learning and instructional design
  • Instrumentation for instruction and training
  • Design methodologies for education and training system
  • Evaluation and research as tools of the educational technologist
  • Publications:
    • Vermeulen, H. (2001). Constructing Virtual Learning Environments: Urban Design through a Multi-user Virtual World. MSc Dissertation, Department of Toegepaste Onderwijskunde, University of Twente.
1998 – 1999

Higher Diploma in Education

JAN 1998 – DEC 1998

University of KwaZulu-Natal

  • Computer Studies
  • School Guidance
  • Religious Education
Conference attendance:

  • 1998 National Educational Computing Conference, 23-15 Sept. Michealhouse, Balgowan
1996 – 1996

Honours in Social Science

JAN 1996 – DEC 1996

University of KwaZulu-Natal

Comparative Study of World Faiths:

  • Buddhism
  • Native American Religion
  • African Traditional Religion
  • Christianity
1993 – 1995

Bachelor of Social Science

JAN 1993 – DEC 1995

University of KwaZulu-Natal

Majors:

  • Psychology
  • Religious Studies