Daniela Gachago

Unleashing Creativity Through Fun and Play – Website Design for Educators

In this workshop, educators will create websites, without any programming

skills required, using fun and engaging hands-on activities that are synonymous

with children playing in a Sandpit. At the end of this workshop, participants will

be able to do the following:

  • Understand how to unleash creativity in learners/students using an authentic task
  • Rapidly create a functional and usable website that is findable by search engines
  • Master how to get your learners/students actively engaged in a learning activity
  • Learn to play, have fun while building something as useful as a website.


Dick Ng’ambi is a leading researcher in emerging technologies and digital practices in resource constrained environments. He is the pioneer and stream leader of the postgraduate programme in Educational Technology at the University of Cape Town’s School of Education, where he also convenes the doctoral programme. Prof Ng’ambi is the Founder and Director of the Educational Technology Inquiry Lab (ETILAB – www.etilab.org) – a digital learning sandpit for adults – the only such lab in Africa. He has guest edited Special Journal Issues for the British Journal of Educational Technology (BJET) on Emerging Technologies and Transforming Pedagogies; Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) – ‘disrupting’ teaching and learning in higher education; Emerging Technologies and transforming effect on pedagogy; and another Special Issue in an International Journal of Mobile Learning with Prof John Traxler on Mobile Learning in Africa. He recently co-edited a book entitled ‘Activity Theory, Authentic Learning and Emerging Technologies: Towards a Transformative Higher Education Pedagogy.’ He has published widely in journals, peer reviewed conferences, and delivered keynotes and plenary talks at both local and international conferences. Prof Ng’ambi is currently a Principal Investigator on a project that is training 450 Western Cape teachers in innovative transformative pedagogies, including teaching and learning with mobile devices.

Resources Folder

Dick Ng’ambi Workshop Resources Here: http://tiny.cc/dickngambi-etsa17

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