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CIET staff is involved in researching the use of technologies to enhance teaching and learning in education. Our focus is on higher education but we have also investigated the use of technologies in schools and NGOs.

Our research profiles can be found here:

Prof Eunice Ivala

Dr Daniela Gachago

Selected publications

Bladergroen, M., Chigona, W., Bytheway, A., Cox, S., Dumas, C., & Van Zyl, I. 2012. Educator discourses on ICT in education: A critical analysis. International Journal of Education and Development using ICT, 8(2): 107 – 119.

Bozalek, V., Gachago, D., Alexander, L., Watters, K., Wood, D., Ivala, E. & Herrington, J., 2013. The use of emerging technologies for authentic learning: A South African study in higher education. British Journal of Educational Technology, 44(4), pp. 629–638. Online:  

Condy, J., Chigona, A., Gachago, D., & Ivala, E., 2012. Preservice students’ perceptions and experiences of digital storytelling in diverse classrooms. Turkish Online Journal of Educational Technology (TOJET), 11(3), pp. 278–285. Available online:

Gachago, D., Ivala, E., Backhouse, J., Bosman, JP., Bozalek, V., &  Ng’ambi, D., 2013. Towards a Shared Understanding of Emerging Technologies: Experiences in a Collaborative Research Project in South Africa. The African Journal of Information Systems, 5(3), article 4. Available online:

Gachago, D., Livingston, C. & Ivala, E., 2016. Podcasts: A technology for all? British Journal of Educational Technology, 47(5), pp.859–872. Available at:

Ivala, E. & Gachago, D., 2012. Social media for enhancing student engagement: The use of Facebook and blogs at a University of Technology. South African Journal for Higher Education (SAJHE), 26(1), pp. 152-167.

Ng’ambi, D., Brown, C., Bozalek, V., Gachago, D. & Wood, D., 2016. Technology enhanced teaching and learning in South African higher education - A rearview of a 20 year journey. British Journal of Educational Technology, 47(5), pp.843–858. Available at:  

Stewart, K. & Gachago, D. 2016. Being human today: A digital storytelling pedagogy for transcontinental border crossing. British Journal of Educational Technology, 47(3), pp. 528–542.