Moving beyond the hype: The formulation and implementation of a context-specific, integrated and sustainable strategy for the integration of ICTs in teaching and learning
Abstract: This paper reports on an institution-specific case study at Stellenbosch University, South Africa. A holistic approach is taken, with the learning and teaching academic project as point of departure, and not as a technological quick fix. Building on the university’s 20-year history of the implementation of ICTs, a university task team formulated a context-specific, integrated and sustainable strategy for the integration of ICTs into teaching and learning in 2013. The strategy was submitted as a five-year project to the university council, which approved substantial funding in May 2014. A sound project management approach is applied in the governance structure of the overarching program. The preliminary results of the impact of the project indicate that great strides have been made in the implementation of an integrated strategy that maintains a focus on the interdependencies and synergies between the different programs and projects.