About me

Erkkie
Erkkie Haipinge

I am a lecturer of technology enhanced learning at the University of Namibia, in the Department of Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment Studies. I have over 22 years of teaching experience, having previously taught in senior secondary schools in Namibia, and also at a teachers’ college, the Windhoek College of Education, before joining the University of Namibia.

I completed by Master of Education at the University of Oulu in Education and Globalisation. As part coursework involved Educational Technology, offered through the Learning, Education and Technology Master programme. I also completed a course on ICT4D (Information Communication Technology for Development) with the University of Eastern Finland. These programmes and courses were fundamental in shaping my perspective, pedagogical philosophy and competencies in the field of eLearning/ technology enhanced learning.

I am currently serving as the Deputy Director for eLearning at the Centre for Open Distance and eLearning (University of Namibia). The mandate of the Centre’s eLearning Section at the Centre is, inter alia:

  • Implementing eLearning strategies across the University such as blended and online learning.
  • Guiding academic staff in planning, design and delivery of technology-enhanced courses and supporting them in developing their blended and online facilitation skills.
  • Providing Faculties with strategies for implementing blended learning approaches such as Flipped Classroom.
  • Promoting and monitoring the effect eLearning through measuring its impact on teaching, learning and assessment.

 

Research and Publication

Chapters in Books

Haipinge, E. (2016). Cultivating 21st century skills in teachers through project based learning. In Keengwe, J., Mbae, J.G, & Onchwari, G. (Eds.), Handbook of research on global issues in next-generation teacher education. USA: IGI-Global. DOI: 10.4018/978-1-4666-9948-9

Haipinge, E. (2013). Using Facebook Mobile as a tool to create a virtual learning community for pre-service teachers. In Ferris, S.P. & Wilder, H.A. (Eds.), The Plugged-In Professor: Tips and techniques for teaching with social media (pp. 289 – 299). Oxford: Chandos Publishing. DOI: 10.1016/B978-1-84334-694-4.50023-5

eBooks

Haipinge, E. (2017). Namibia, in Steckman, L. M., & Andrews, M. J. (Eds.). Online around the world: A geographic encyclopedia of the Internet, social media, and mobile apps. ABC-CLIO. (pp. 199-203). eISBN 13: 9781610697767 (ebook). Retrieved from: https://publisher.abc-clio.com/9781610697767/244


Journal Articles

Auala, R. K., Haipinge, E., Uahengo, F. B., Chaka, J. & Kaita, J. (2015). Democratic and participative approaches in managing change in education. Namibia Journal of Managerial Sciences, 1 (1): 73 – 84.

Iipinge, S.M., Likando, G., Haipinge, E. and Claassen, P. (2013). Student Evaluation at Windhoek College of Education: Evidence of Quality Assurance to Improve Teaching and Learning. Journal of Studies in Humanities and Social Sciences, 2 (1): 87-93. Available at http://repository.unam.edu.na/handle/11070/1386

Haipinge, E. (2015). Mapping student’s use of smart phones for academic purposes at a developing country higher education institution. Namibia Educational Research Association Journal. 13(1). 47 – 59.

Haipinge, E. (2016). Social media practices in educational institutions: Ethical challenges for teachers and implications for critical media literacy. Namibia. Namibian CPD Journal for Educators (NCPDJE), 1 (3). 102 – 112. Available at http://repository.unam.edu.na/handle/11070/2163


Conference proceedings

Haipinge, E. (2016, October). A Framework for contextualising MOOCs for Higher Education in Namibia. In NOLNeT, Third Open and Distance Learning Conference in Namibia Proceedings, (pp. 91 – 101). Windhoek, Namibia: The Namibian Open Learning Network Trust.

Haipinge, E. (2009). The impact of ICDL on Windhoek College of Education teacher educators’ computer skills and ICT integration in teaching. In 2nd National CPD Conference Proceedings Booklet, (pp. 65 – 79). Okahandja, Namibia: NIED.


Conference papers

Haipinge, E., Haihambo, C. & Kaereho, C. (2019). The 4th Industrial Revolution for All: How Open and Distance Learning (ODL) Can Provide Inclusive Life Long Learning Opportunities. A paper presented at the 04th Open and Distance Learning Conference held at the Namibia University of Science and Technology, Namibia, 23 – 25 October 2019. https://www.nust.na/sites/default/files/event/Conference%20Brochure%202019.pdf

Haipinge, E. & Olivier, J. (2019). Paving the way towards success in terms of the 4th Industrial Revolution: the affordances of multimodal multiliteracies. A paper presented at the 04th Open and Distance Learning Conference held at the Namibia University of Science and Technology, Namibia, 23 – 25 October 2019. https://www.nust.na/sites/default/files/event/Conference%20Brochure%202019.pdf

Haipinge, E., & Shivoro, R. (2019). Employee skills profile in 4th industrial revolution: Role of higher education in graduate preparation and re-skilling through lifelong learning. A paper presented at the 04th Open and Distance Learning Conference held at the Namibia University of Science and Technology, Namibia, 23 – 25 October 2019. https://www.nust.na/sites/default/files/event/Conference%20Brochure%202019.pdf

Haipinge, E., Kaereho, C., & Haihambo, C. (2019). Inclusion and technology enhancement of teaching and learning in higher education in Namibia: Analysing the support of students with visual impairments at the University of Namibia through the lens of the A3 Model. A paper accepted for presentation at the Pan-Commonwealth Forum on Open Learning (PCF9), held in Edinburgh, Scotland 9 – 12 September 2019. https://pcf9.org/index.html

Haipinge, E., Beukes-Amiss, M., & Uunona, G. (2019). Monitoring and reflecting on the impact of quality assurance interventions through Action Research: A case of CODeL at the University of Namibia. A paper presented at the Pan-Commonwealth Forum on Open Learning (PCF9), held in Edinburgh, Scotland 9 – 12 September 2019. https://pcf9.org/index.html

Mwaamukange, G. H. P., Iipinge, S.M. & Haipinge, E. (2018). Assessing the impact of using videos on learners’ performance in the comprehension of English Second Language at a selected secondary school in Omusati region of Namibia. A paper presented at the 17th Biennial BOLESWANA International Educational Research Symposium, Khomasdal UNAM Campus, Windhoek, Namibia, 10 – 12 July 2018.

Muruti, D. & Haipinge, E. (2018). Lecturers’ experience of online assessment on Moodle at the University of Namibia. A paper presented at the 17th Biennial BOLESWANA International Educational Research Symposium, Khomasdal UNAM Campus, Windhoek, Namibia, 10 – 12 July 2018.

Haipinge, E. & Kooper, G. B. (2016, October). Promoting reusable learning objects in Moodle learning management system through sematic annotations. Paper presented at the 3rd Open and Distance Learning Conference, Swakopmund, Namibia, 19 -2 0 October 2016.

Haipinge, E. (2015). Creating personal learning environments with social media tools: Opportunities to support professional development. Presented at the Regional Meeting on Integrating ICT in Teaching & Learning, at in Gaborone, Botswana, 23 – 24 November 2015.

Amukugo, E & Haipinge, E. (2015). Impact of ICT on access, equity and quality in higher education: Challenges & opportunities. A paper presented at the 4th UNAM Annual Education Conference (Educon) held at Katima Mulilo Campus, Namibia, 17 – 20 August, 2015.

Haipinge, E. & Iipinge, S.M. (2014). A comparative analysis of contextual and philosophical teacher evaluation practices in Namibia and Finland. A paper presented at 3rd UNAM Annual Education Conference, (Educon) held at Rundu Campus, Namibia, 10 – 12 September, 2014.

Haipinge, E. (2014). Social media and mobile learning. A paper presented at the Mobile Applications in Education and Digital Learning Conference workshop, held by Envision International, 20 – 22 August 2014, Pretoria, South Africa. Available at: https://prezi.com/miz9xjqby_0d/social-media-and-mobile-education/?utm_campaign=share&token=a4ea630b674a74c4eba128c5d70a028476e64094bfd213c261c9c06dddc53524&utm_medium=copy

Haipinge, E. (2013). Critical media literacy and ethical challenges for teachers while using social media. Paper presented at the 2nd UNAM Annual Education Conference, Windhoek, Namibia, 10 – 12 September 2013. Available at https://prezi.com/zwimxlosijw9/?token=635f064c8f27c82de13697cce3236fb5c5a0a54964b3c5740e66ce3d98884fe9&utm_campaign=share&utm_medium=copy&rc=ex0share


Thesis

Haipinge, E. (2013). Conceptions of social media, and its role in supporting networked learning: a global south perspective through student teachers in Namibia. (Master’s thesis). Retrieved from http://jultika.oulu.fi/Record/nbnfioulu-201306051490/Description