EDIT prepares educational professionals to lead the adoption of educational and information technologies.
To understand the role of educational and information technology in teaching and learning; by connecting learning and development theories and practices.
EDIT exposes students to a wide range of emerging technologies. The division is concerned with the development of ICT and research skills of students seeking to integrate ICTs in their classrooms and other workplaces. As a conceptual home for undergraduate and postgraduate teaching and research, it straddles eLearning. eLearning is teaching, learning and assessment using ICTs). It includes the philosophical, sociological and psychological study of digital technologies in education.
The division is positioned to become a leader in South Africa in Educational and Information Technology as it supports and provides student teachers and working educational professionals with the ability to better organize, manage and integrate technology in their classrooms. The principles that drive the activities of the division are based on the ICT in education.
The career prospects of Educational Technology students are diverse. Nevertheless, the Division’s focus is on developing teachers to teach and model IT within any educational context including:
- Primary Schools
- High Schools
- Tertiary institutions
- IT knowledge and skills and the ability to integrate technology into their teaching.
- Ability to design interactive and effective learning.
- IT knowledge
- Ability to conduct research
- Competence in using technology to support practicing teachers, life-long learning activities and solve instructional, assessment and student performance problems.
Potential Careers for Graduates
- Technology policy specialist
- Technology integration coordinator
- Instructional designer
- Multimedia creative designer
- Distance learning specialist
- Content manager
- Digital portfolio manager
The division offers professional consultation, and technical assistance to the Wits School of Education and the University-at-Large on educational technologies and their applications.