Marius Pienaar

Marius Pienaar

Faculty of Education and Mamelodi campus

Tel: +27 12 420-2651
E-mail: [email protected]

Research Interests:

  • Teaching and learning in higher education
  • Assessment
  • OER


  • PhD (Learning and Teaching)
  • M(Ed) (Curriculum Studies)
  • B(Ed)
  • BA(Ed)

Publications, Papers and Research Reports

Papers presented:

  • Mostert, E., Pienaar, M. & De Bruyn, E.  2018.  How to achieve faculty buy-in for new assessment and evaluation tools. EduTech Africa, Sandton, 9-10 October.
  • Pienaar, M.  2017.  The AfriVIP project: open education resources in Veterinary Science. Flexible Futures Conference: Higher Education Innovation Conference and Expo, CSIR, Pretoria, 5 – 6 September.
  • Mostert, E., Pienaar, M. & Moore, A.  2016.  Mission possible - Hybrid with a touch of Vet Ed. Elearning Update, Kempton Park, 6-8 September.
  • Mostert, E. & Pienaar, M.  2015.  Student support in Veterinary Science teaching: Using clickers in the classroom. HELTASA Conference: Re-imagining the curriculum, North-West University, Potchefstroom, November. (Poster)
  • Pienaar, M.  2011.  WILly-nilly or WILling (WIL on myTUTor). HEDS Research Indaba, Tshwane University of Technology.
  • Pienaar, M.  2010.  The Necessity of Assessment Centres in Teaching and Learning. HELTASA Conference: Higher Education Development: Academic Excellence, Opportunities & Challenges, University of Limpopo, Tzaneen, 23 – 25 November.
  • Pienaar, M.  2010.  Back to Mythstakes of Technology in the Future Classroom. HEDS Research Indaba, Tshwane University of Technology.

Referee duties:

  • Reviewer.
  • Kruger, M. 2016. Is mobile learning contributing towards technology addiction?
  • Examiner.
  • Unisa. External examiner. 2016. Mafenya, N.P. Effective assessment in open distance and e-learning: using the Signature Courses at the University of South Africa as model for future practice. D Ed in Curriculum Studies Thesis.
  • Language editing.
  • North-West University. Language editor. 2018. Zeelie, E. A lean project management framework for additive manufacturing. Masters in Engineering (MEng).
  • University of Pretoria. Language editor. 2017. Delen, H.P. Investigating the effects of fatigue and coping on the wellbeing of blue-collar workers in South Africa. Magister Commercii (Industrial Psychology).

Multimedia and apps:

  • Biomechanics: Basic Biomechanics for therapist’s app for the University of Pretoria.
  • HAS abattoir: Hygiene Assessment System checklist app for the Faculty of Veterinary Science, University of Pretoria.

Current activities:

  • Support to the Deputy Dean: Teaching and Learning.
  • Individual and academic staff support – teaching and professional development.
  • Presentation of workshops.

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