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Learning and Teaching Seminar: Prof Razeen Davids
Start: 27/08/2014, 12:45
End: 27/08/2014, 13:45
Contact:Roshnique Daniels - 021 808 3081
Location: Den Bosch (Flight centre), opposite Skuilhoek, 41 Victoria Street.

​​The Vice Rector (Learning and Teaching) invites you to an interesting discussion around teaching and learning at the University on 27 August 2014. 

Prof Razeen Davids (Head: Division of Nephrology) from the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences will be the guest speaker at this seminar entitled "Development and usability evaluation of a multimedia e-learning resource for electrolyte and acid-base disorders". 

Prof Davids' experience as a nephrologist spans over twenty years. Over the years he has acquired a keen interest in e-learning – especially how to design e-learning to maximize learning – and his PhD research is also focused on this topic. 


Often the educational impact of e-learning is disappointing, with high drop-out rates from online courses, etc. This is despite lots of resources being spent on developing materials/programs. One under-appreciated aspect is that of usability, and the need to evaluate and optimise usability so that poor usability of the technology interface is not a barrier to learning. Using a theoretical framework based on usability engineering and cognitive load theory, Prof Davids' research illustrates this and proposes that the development of e-learning materials or programs includes the routine evaluation of usability.

Time: 12:45 – 13:45 on 27 August 2014

Place: Den Bosch, opposite Skuilhoek, 41 Victoria Street.

Refreshments will be served from 12:30. Please indicate any special dietary requirements.

RSVP by 20 August 2014 at