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The second category is that of Research Academic, which is awarded to a candidate who has:

  • A completed Masters, with eight accredited outputs; or a completed Doctorate with six accredited outputs;

  • Published three accredited outputs in the last three years or four accredited outputs in the last five years.

JOLANDA MORKEL has attained the STADIO status of Research Academic. She has published one article in an accredited journal, one book chapter and three papers in accredited conference proceedings.

A summary of her research focus:

As a qualified architect and academic, Jolanda Morkel employs her design skills to imagine and implement designs for inspirational and inclusive experiences and spaces, and through her published research, she explores learning design, design thinking, and innovative educational practices. Jolanda's research is situated at the intersection of design, education, and technology, including project-based learning, flexible, blended and online learning, technology-mediated and work-integrated learning experiences, learning design and design-thinking for staff development.

Below are the links to her recent work:

Current research and scholarship:


Designing for design thinking: Fostering an e-learning champion mindset through academic staff development

Proceedings of the International Conference on e-Learning, ICEL

2018 | conference-paper


Contributors: Gachago, D. | Van Zyl, I. | Hitge, L. | Ivala, E. | Morkel, J

Developing eLearning champions: a design thinking approach

International Journal of Educational Technology in Higher Education

2017 | journal-article


Contributors: Gachago, D. | Morkel, J. | Hitge, L. | van Zyl, I. | Ivala, E.

Learning in sites of practice through a CHAT lens

Activity Theory, Authentic Learning and Emerging Technologies: Towards a Transformative Higher Education Pedagogy


Contributors: Garraway, J. | Morkel, J.

Reasoning processes involved in ICT-mediated design communication

Proceedings of NordDesign 2014 Conference, NordDesign 2014


Contributors: Pauwels, P. | Morkel, J. | Bod, R.

The case studies: Emerging technologies

Activity Theory, Authentic Learning and Emerging Technologies: Towards a Transformative Higher Education Pedagogy

2014 | book-chapter


Contributors: Ng'ambi, D. | Bozalek, V. | Gachago, D. | Morkel, J. | Ivala, E. | Campbell, A. | Simelane, S. | Dimpe, D.M. | Rambe, P. | Bere, A.