Ms. Catherine Beukes-Amiss

Head of Department
University of Namibia

Maggy Beukes-Amiss is the Head of Department of Information and Communication Studies at the University of Namibia. She is also the coordinator of the multi-stakeholder eLearning Centre established under the auspices of the Namibian Open Learning Network Trust (NOLNet) in 2005. Ms. Beukes-Amiss is also an active member of the ICT Steering Committee responsible for planning, discussing, deliberating and ICT roll-out and training of all teachers and learners of all educational stakeholders. It is here that Ms. Beukes-Amiss also reports on the activities and progress of the NOLNet eLearning Centre. To date Ms. Beukes-Amiss, with the support and help of other NOLNet members, trained several stakeholder representatives in various eLearning courses such as Instructional Design, Content Development, eLearning Management and Support and tutoring of virtual learning communities. She is also actively involved in training of participants from all over Africa in the understanding and current practices in eLearning through eLDI Africa. She is also currently enrolled for her PhD in Computer Integrated Education through the University of Pretoria in South Africa.