TOGI staff member, Dr Isabel Tarling with the new publication that she edited in collaboration with Gunter & Gunter: Teachers discovering computers.
Dr Tarling is an ICT Integration specialist, holds a PhD in Education Technologies and Teacher Professional Development from UCT, and is director of Limina’s learning design division. Her extensive experience working with teachers from all phases, subjects and backgrounds, directly impacts the hands-on and change-driven teacher professional development courses she develops. In 2019 she was selected by the UNESCO chair at the Josef Stefan Institute, Slovenia, to create an online course for teachers as part of the Open Education for a Better World program. As an author, she is widely published and her research on teacher change is included in the national Professional Development Framework for Digital Learning.
Dr Tarling’s New Publication: Teachers Discovering Computers
In July 2020 her adaption of the book, Teachers Discovering Computers: Integrating Technology in the South African Classroom, was published for teachers and teaching students. Dr Tarling passionately believes that the key to transforming teaching and learning lies in empowering all educators to create and innovate with technologies and to plan and manage change. This belief drives her to inspire all those in education to create and innovate with technologies, and to inspire others to do the same. Her research interests focus on Technology Integration in Discipline-Specific areas, design thinking and developing socially embedded transformative programmes to support community-based innovation
Teachers Discovering Computers introduces future educators to the benefits and possibilities of technology and digital media in teaching. Students will learn about the latest trends in technology and how to integrate these concepts into the South African classroom using a variety of practical applications. This title provides tomorrow’s teachers with extensive ideas and resources for teaching today’s digital learners through integrating technology into their curriculum.