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Dr. Sumarie Roodt is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Information Systems in the Commerce Faculty at the University of Cape Town (UCT), South Africa, where she has been teaching and conducting research since 2012. From 2008 until 2012 taught at the University of Pretoria (UP) in the Department of Informatics in the Engineering, Built Environment and Information Technology Faculty. Before joining academia she worked as a project manager and strategy consultant in industry for a number of years.  Sumarie is a National Research Foundation (NRF) rated researcher in the Young Emerging Researcher category.

Sumarie has a BCom: Informatics (UP) degree, an MBA degree (UCT) and a PhD: Informatics degree (UP). She also furthered her studies at the Chicago Booth School of Business as well as attending Harvard’s Graduate School of Education. Sumarie was awarded a National Research Foundation/Department of Science & Technology Doctoral Innovation bursary as well as a UP Doctoral bursary.

Sumarie has a passion for unlocking the potential of technology for teaching and learning whilst at the same time investigating the challenges associated with that. Her research focus is on the Technology-Enhanced Learning (TEL) domain and within this specialisation, she addresses the impact of technology on teaching and learning activities in developing countries. She also focusses on investigating the dynamic between TEL and students’ generational differences and individual learning styles, with a sub-specialisation in the over-lapping fields of Neuro-Informatics and Neuropsychology.

Sumarie regularly presents research at local and international conferences and she also serves as a reviewer for a number of local and international journals in the field of TEL. From a non-profit perspective, Sumarie is a Director of the Silicon Cape Initiative which fosters Technology Entrepreneurship in the Western Cape in South Africa.


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