Hi there! I am involved with technology for education – say it anyway you want to: Technology Applied Learning, telematics, e-learning. Some call me a gadget fanatic and I will confess that I love gadgets and having fun with technology and love sharing that with others, whether formal or in-formal. Call me what you want, but I love education and I love technology – Bringing the two together in one job is like having heaven on earth…….
You will also find information on my Smit family tree. Genealogy is the history that shaped me and whatever happened, good or bad happened – I just have to accept that. My ancestors landed in 1886 in South Africa from the Netherlands and Germany, met up and 14 generations later we have an expanded family with a rich Southern African history. Visit the genealogy pages and explore the family tree information.
Visit the blog to see my own ramblings on education – I do work in Higher Education and thus I do try the academic research thing and I do some paper research with intellectual citations to the academic ghuru’s, but coming from an engineering background I need to see actual use and practical implementation – having to sit in endless highly theoretical academic discussions and academic conferences, listening to true academic rhetoric, (sometimes based of very fluffy conceptual jargon) can be a challenge for any mind. I would prefer to leave high level academic discussions and research writing to the pedagogy-gagwriters…………………………….
In my spare time and to try and balance life I just love to travel all over the world, but there is nothing bringing a human back to earth as to be close up to nature and wild animals in their own habitat – well try and intimidate the African big 5 in their own space without protection….