The research space of the Living Lab for Innovative Teaching at the University of Pretoria (the LLITUP Collaboratorium) was recently launched at the University's Groenkloof Campus. The purpose of this facility is to provide a collaborative, interdisciplinary space for educators and researchers to play, experiment, work together and research the application possibilities of different technologies in education.
The Faculty of Education hosted a launch function at which the guests were introduced to the physical space and technologies available, and had the opportunity to gain hands-on experience with the equipment.
The function was attended by Prof Norman Duncan, Vice-Principal: Academic; Prof Chika Sehoole, Dean of the Faculty of Education; Prof Wendy Kilfoil, Director of Education Innovation; Mr Dolf Jordaan, Deputy Director of Education Innovation (E-learning and Media Development); Mr Willie Potgieter, representing Information Technology Services; Prof Marlene Herselman, Extraordinary Professor at the Faculty of Education, from the CSIR; colleagues representing each Department in the Faculty of Education; Dr Melanie Platz, from the University of Koblenz-Landau in Germany; and representatives of companies in the industry, including Acer, Google and Vastratech.
The Faculty invites educators and researchers to make an appointment to visit the Collaboratorium and encourages them to investigate interdisciplinary collaboration opportunities.