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Wanjiru Gachie

Position Lecturer
Cluster Mathematics and Computer Science
Discipline Computer Science
Phone 0312602348
Email gachiee@ukzn.ac.za
Office Address S304

Degrees Held

  • Doctorate Doctor of Administration (University of KwaZulu-Natal) 2015
  • Masters Project Management (MPRM) (University of Southern Queensland, Australia – online) Graduated in April 2013 with Dean’s commendation.
  • MBA (University of KwaZulu-Natal) 2010
  • Masters Digital Media (Information Technology) (University of Natal) 2004
  • B.Ed (honours) Science: in Chemistry and Mathematics 1997

Experience

  • Lecturer: information systems education. Lecturing on the fundamental of computers incorporating hardware and software, software evaluation, system development cycle and usability analysis and testing
  • Lecturer: Master of Public Administration in the areas of Public Administration, sustainable development, innovation management and project management

Accomplishments

  • Effective integration of an online learning environment resulting in an increase in learners’ performance and attitude towards computers
  • Students mentoring and motivation resulting to a better lifestyle for learners

Research Interests

  • Technology integration in teaching and learning
  • The use of learning management systems to support learning
  • Innovation within the national system of innovation (NSI)
  • Online learning, the human computer interface (HCI) design
  • Application of corporate governance principles
  • Issues of Sustainable Development within the public administration cycle and in education
  • Policy management cycle within the national system of innovation as relates to education and public management
  • Project management within the NSI and in education

Teaching Interests

  • Information systems education: Lecturing on the fundamental of computers incorporating hardware and software, software evaluation, system development cycle and usability analysis and testing

Publications

Journal Articles

  • 2017 Higher Education Institutions - Private Sector - Government Collaboration For Innovation Within The Framework Of The Triple Helix Model
  • 2017 Integrating constructivism epistemology in the evaluation of human computer interface design of learning management systems
  • 2017 Integrating digital media technologies in the form of learning management systems for an enhanced learning and teaching environment
  • 2017 The evaluation of human computer interface design of learning management systems: problems and perspectives
  • 2017 Innovation Policy and Governance in African Region
  • 2017 Practical application of corporate governance principles in a developing country: a case study
  • 2017 Assessment strategies in teaching and learning: reflection of tools used in teaching computer application methods modules
  • 2017 Project Sustainability Management: A Review Of An Institutional Project Life Cycle
  • 2017 project scope management: a review of an institutional project life cycle
  • 2016 Higher education institutions-private sector-government collaboration for innovation within the framework of the triple helix model
  • 2016 February “Sustainable Development Of Higher Education Institutions In South Africa” Currently In Print For June 2016
  • 2013 “Research: It’s Role For Sustainable Development Within The National System Of Innovation” Loyola Journal Of Social Sciences, Vol. XXVII, No.1, Jan-June
  • 2015 Published “Role Of Higher Education Institutions In Private Sector Human Capital Development Within A National System Of Innovation” Problems And Perspectives In Management, Volume 13, Issue 2, 2015

Supervision

PhD Student

  • Examining effective school leadership in Zimbabwe education sector: a case study of Zimbabwe schools in Mashonaland West Province

Masters Students

  • Effects of substance Abuse and Addiction on Society: A case study of KwaMashu Township
  • Creation of an Information & Communications Technology Programme for Grade 9 Learners: An Introspection
  • Exploring Life Science teacher’s use of computer technology in grade 10 Life science classroom. A case study of selected schools in the rural areas of Lusikisiki District, Eastern Cape
  • Factors contributing towards poor academic performance amongst grade 12 learners in the Mkhondo circuit of Mpumalanga province

Honours Students

  • Assessment of implementation of performance management system in the public sector in the case of Kwazulu Natal Department of Social Development.
  • Lego robotics as a teaching and learning resource
  • Integration of technology in teaching and learning


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