Renée Marx

Renée Marx


+27(0)46 6037385

Renée has been working in academic development with a focus on technology enhanced learning since 1998. She created the first open online course at the Cape Technikon and was involved in the establishment of e-learning at the merged Cape Peninsula University of Technology. In 2008 Renée joined the University of Fort Hare as a Manager in the Teaching and Learning Centre to lead the introduction of Technology Enhanced Learning across all three campuses of the institution, with a view to fostering innovative pedagogies. She has supported academics and students in the integration of technology into their teaching and learning through designing and delivering a variety of capacity development initiatives, and she has taught the eLearning modules of various incarnations of the PDGHE since 2004. In 2013 Renée was a member of the UFH PGDHET facilitation team that received a commendation from the HELTASA/CHE National Teaching Excellence Awards. Renée joined the Educational Technology Team of CHERTL in 2016 with a mandate to open up existing conceptions of and practices in digital teaching and learning. She holds a BA in Psychology and Archaeology, a PGD and Honours in International Studies and an MPhil cum laude in Hypermedia for Learning. She is currently reading for a PhD in Psychology with a focus on technology mediated student help-seeking in higher education.

Perhaps unexpectedly for someone in this field, Renée's interests lie not with technology itself, but rather with people. She is fascinated by how people think, interact and learn, and how the use of technologies influences these complex processes.


Conference Papers

Marx, R. 2017. Students are doing it for themselves: Exploring learner generated help contexts. Invited keynote for the inaugural Higher Education Learning and Teaching Association of Southern Africa, Technology Enhanced Learning Special Interest Group Colloquium, Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University, Port Elizabeth, 11-12 July.

Marhaya, L and Coetzee, R. 2014. Student tracking and monitoring project at UFH. Teaching and Learning Week, University of Fort Hare, 14-16 July.

Ntlabathi, S., Coetzee, R., Riley, A. and Mkonqo, L. 2014. Technology Enhanced Learning innovations. Teaching and Learning Week, University of Fort Hare, 14-16 July.

Toni, N., Nkonki, V. and Coetzee, R. 2014. Academic Development at UFH: Past, present and future. Teaching and Learning Week, University of Fort Hare, 14-16 July.

Coetzee, R. and Marx, J. 2012. Leveraging technology to enhance teaching in large classes. Teaching and Learning Week, University of Fort Hare, October.

Ntlabathi, S. and Coetzee, R. 2010. Lecturer Experiences of a blended teaching and learning approach: A case study at University of Fort Hare. HELTASA, 23-25 November.

Coetzee, R. 2010. Please park sensibly: Reflections on eLearning governance. Invited Speaker, ITS User Group Conference, International Convention Centre, East London, 8-10 March.

Coetzee, R. 2009. Beyond adoption: Stimulating innovation in TEL. New Generation University Conference, Vaal University of Technology, 17-19 November.

Coetzee, R. 2009. The vicarious and the experiential: Learning about e-learning at UFH. University of Johannesburg/University of Edge Hill (UK) Technology Assisted Learning Developmental Study Colloquium.

Coetzee, R. 2009. National/Regional Perspectives and Initiatives: Great E-xpectations. Invited speaker, Walter Sisulu University E-Learning Conference, East London, 3-4 November.

Coetzee, R. and Zantsi, Z. 2001. The use of multimedia learning programmes in an African higher education context. Academic Development Conference, University of the North, Polokwane, 8- 10 December.

Coetzee, R. 2000. Web-based learning environments: use in staff and student development. Invited speaker, Workshop on Use of ICT Education, Eduardo Mondlane University, Maputo, Mozambique.

Coetzee, R. and Bailey, H. 1999. Teaching Political Science in the next millennium: The case for CAE. Annual Congress of the South African Political Science Association, Military Academy, Stellenbosch University, 29-30 June.


Commissioned Research Reports

2007 Perceptions of WCED officials and experts regarding the viability of the FET OBE multimedia kit as a training tool.

2007 Investigation into the implementation of the WCED FET OBE multimedia kit at FET schools in the Western Cape.

Last Modified: Mon, 13 Nov 2017 15:45:27 SAST