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Higher Education as a Social Space (HESS) conference presentation

So, I’m in Grahamstown for the Higher Education as a Social Space (HESS) conference that begins tomorrow and I’m staying at the Old Gaol, one of the oldest prisons in South Africa, which has been converted into a backpackers and is a national monument.

The programme for the conference looks great although as usual there are too many presentations that I really, really want to see.  I’ll be spending most of my time at the venue for the e-learning track but there are a few others that would be great to see.

I hope they’re going to record them all and make them available online to registered participants, which not many organisers do and is something I can’t for the life of me understand.  They know it’s impossible to attend all the presentations, because we haven’t quite figured out bilocation, yet often they won’t even make the audio available for download.

To combat this, I’m taking a stand against the madness and making my presentation available here, for your viewing pleasure.  Consider it your own very small part of the HESS conference.  I tried to make it a little different from the standard Powerpoint presentation, which I find very difficult to sit through.  Having said that, I haven’t quite found my own style, so I guess it’s a work in progress.  There are notes for each slide, which contain all the detail.  Basically, exactly what I’m going to say.  I’m not quite confident enough to wing it.

Click here to download the article: The use of ICT by South African physiotherapy students

Note (03/12/08): I’ve since found out that the conference organisers are making the presentations available, but alas, no audio or video 🙁

By Michael Rowe

I'm a lecturer in the Department of Physiotherapy at the University of the Western Cape in Cape Town, South Africa. I'm interested in technology, education and healthcare and look for places where these things meet.