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Full Name: 
Lighton Phiri
Academic Role: 
PhD Student
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I am a PhD student in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Cape Town. I work under the supervision of A/Prof. Hussein Suleman and Prof. Dr. Christoph Meinel. I have a B.Sc. degree from the University of Zambia (2007) and an M.Sc. degree from the University of Cape Town (2013), both in Computer Science. My doctoral research is in the Technology Enhanced Learning (TEL) space where I am exploring technology-driven orchestration. We aim to better understand the impact of organised orchestration on educators' effectiveness within formal learning spaces.

Research Project / Interests: 

Streamlined Technology-driven Orchestration: Investigating the Impact of Organised Orchestration on Teaching

Supporting educators in formal learning environments is considered one of the most effective way of improving the quality of education. While this support might take various forms, facilitating the orchestration of learning activities, using technology, is a potentially viable technique. However, the muti-faceted nature of technology-driven orchestration is known to be challenging. Coupled with this is the ad hoc nature of technology-driven orchestration. This research is aimed at investigating technology-driven orchestration, in order to understand the impact of organised orchestration on teaching. It is premised that streamlined technology-driven orchestration can be attained through the explicit organisation of learning activities using an orchestration workbench, potentially making educators more effective.

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