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  Associate Professor

  Room 5.08.1
  E-mail: dick.ngambi@uct.ac.za
  Telephone: (021) 650 4760
  Fax: (021) 650 3489

  Skype ID: dngambi ; Twiter: @dickngambi

Convener: PhD Programme

Stream Head: Educational Technology Programmes

Interests: Mobile learning, emerging technologies, emerging digital practices, ICT integration into practice, social learning, online learning, transformative pedagogies, knowledge production, and Open Education Resources (OER).

Principal Investigator: SETA funded project training 450 in-service teachers in ICT Integration into pedagogy for the Western Cape Education Department (WCED) using ETILAB's sandpit 'play' approaches.

Founder & Director  – Educational Technology Inquiry Lab (ETILAB)

Host/Chair: Educational Technology Think-Tanks 

Editorial Boards: UCT Press

Webmaster: School of Education Website

Africa Corresponding Editor (2013-2016) – British Journal of Educational Technology

Conference Chair: Emerging Technologies and Authentic Learning in Higher Vocation Context Conference - Cape Town (31 Aug  to 3 September 2015)

Research Gate Profile: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Dick_Ngambi

TEDx Talk: Imaging human interaction & technology

Radio interview: ETILAB trains 450 teachers for WCED with Kieno Kammies, Primedia Broadcasting

Radio interview: Tablet technology for schools with Kieno Kammies, Primedia Broadcasting

Radio interview: Cellphone use in School African Education with Liz Kolb (author of book from Toy to Tool: Cellphones in Learning)

Interview: Empowering silenced and marginalised voices using mobile phones - [podcast]: interview with Radio Netherlands.

Completed supervised students: PhDs and Masters

Guest Editorship

Keynote addresses

  • Upcoming: 3rd Flexible Futures Conference, 5-6 September, 2017, Pretoria
  • Western Cape Education Department's (WCED) E-learning initiative: Towards transforming teaching practices, presented at a Curriculum meeting of directorates/district officials, Cape Town, 12 June, 2017.
  • Data Informed Decisions in Education Conference, 'Beyond Data Informed Decisions: action -> value', Cape Academy for Maths, Science & Technology, Cape Town, 27 May 2017 
  • ICT Integration Conference, ‘Transforming your classroom through ICT innovation’, George, 17 September 2016
  • ICT integration Conference for School leaders, Cape Teaching and Leadership Institute (CTLI), ‘If BYOD to school makes sense, why don’t schools support BYOD?’, Cape Town, 30 January 2016
  • Education Students Regional Research Conference (ESRRC), Theme: 'Research and Practice for Innovation and Transformation,' CPUT, Cape Town, 15 October 2015.
  • Transform 2015 Research Colloquium, ‘Why higher education in Africa produces square pegs for round holes: a call for innovative approaches’. University of Cape Town, South Africa
  • 2nd International Conference of the Africa Virtual University (AVU), Mobile learning and emerging practices in education in Africa, Nairobi, 2-3 July 2015.
  • Education Transformation, Metro Advance Forum, Normadic Nerve, Cape Town, 2015,
  • Library and Information Studies (LIS) Education and Research in a Dynamic Information Landscape Conference, University of Cape Town, 27-28 November, 2014
  • 2nd Moodle Research Conference (MRC), 4-5 October, 2013, Sousse, Tunisia
  • Public lecture: Using emerging technologies to transform teaching and learning practices, Makerere University, 10 October 2012.
  • Public lecture: Use of mobile learning in resource constrained environments, University of Leicester, Institute of Learning Innovations.
  • ISASA School Librarians Conference, 5-8 July 2011, Grahamstown, South Africa.
  • Mobilefest  Conference, 24-28 May 2010, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Books and chapters in books

  • Ng'ambi, D. and Bozalek, V. 2016. Chapter 12: Learning with Technologies in resource-constrained environments. In the Wiley Handbook of Learning Technology. N. Rushby and D. W. Surry (Eds.) Wiley Blackwell.
  • Bozalek,V., Ng’ambi, D., Wood, D., Herrington, J., Hardman, J., and Amory, A. (Eds.) 2015. Activity Theory, Authentic Learning and Emerging Technologies - Towards a transformative higher education pedagogy. Routledge.
  • Ng’ambi, D. and Brown, C. 2014. Mediating learning in a blended postgraduate course. Activity Theory, Authentic Learning and Emerging Technologies - Towards a transformative higher education pedagogy. V. Bozalek, D. Ng’ambi, D. Wood, J. Herrington, J. Hardman, A. Amory. (Eds.)  Routledge. pp. 46-58.
  • Ng’ambi, D., Bozalek, V., Gachago, D., Morkel, J., Ivala, E., Campbell, A., Simelane, S., Dimpe, D., Rambe, P. & Bere, A. 2014. Chapter 15 The case studies: Emerging Technologies. Activity Theory, Authentic Learning and Emerging Technologies: Towards a Transformative Higher Education Pedagogy. Activity Theory, Authentic Learning and Emerging Technologies - Towards a transformative higher education pedagogy. V. Bozalek, D. Ng’ambi, D. Wood, J. Herrington, J. Hardman, A. Amory. (Eds.)  Routledge. pp.211-233.
  • Ng’ambi, D. & Luo, A. 2013. Towards a sustainable inter-institutional collaborative framework for Open Educational Resources (OER). Open Educational Resources: Innovation, Research and Practice. (Eds.) R. McGreal, W. Kinuthia & S. Marshall. Commonwealth of Learning: Vancouver. 223-239.
  • Ng’ambi, D. 2011. Short Message Services for supporting student learning: a blended approach. In Blended Learning across Disciplines: Models for Implementation. IGI Global publisher, 228-244.
  • Ng’ambi, D. 2008. Mobile Learning Activities: A case of the University of Cape Town. In eBook: Achievements of Mobile Learning Today. A. Dias., D. Keegan., A. Kismihok., N. Mileva., and T. Rekkedah. (Eds). 129-130.
  • Ng’ambi, D. 2008. Podcasting for Reflective Learning. In Podcasting for learning in universities. G. Salmon, P Edirisingha (Eds). Open University Press. 132-145.
  • Ng’ambi, D. 2006. Influence of Individual Learning Styles in Online Interaction: a Case for Dynamic Frequently Asked Questions (DFAQ). In International Federation for Information Processing, Vol. 210, Education for the 21st Century ? Impact of ICT and Digital Resources, (eds.) D. Kumar, and Turner, J., (Boston: Springer), pp. 125-134.

Reports

  • Ng'ambi, D and Tarling, I. 2016. Evaluation Report of Green Shoots Projects.
  • Ng'ambi, D and Tarling I. 2015. Review of Schools' readiness for technology enhanced teaching and learning: a case study of schools in the Eden and Central Karoo District (ECKED), Western Cape, South Africa. 8 Nov.
  • Ng'ambi, D. 2015. Review of Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCS) Projects - a case for Kenya, India and Malaysia. Commonwealth of Learning (COL). 
  • Ng’ambi, D. and Tarling, I., 2015. Review of Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) Project - United Herzlia Schools, Cape Town. 
  • Ng'ambi, D. 2015. An evaluation report of an INTEL Education Project in South Africa. INTEL Education South Africa.
  • Ng’ambi, D. 2013. Emerging technologies and emerging educational practices in Africa, Tanzania Commission for Universities.
  • Ng'ambi, D. 2012. Use of ICT in Open and Distance Learning (ODL) - a report on capacity building workshops for TEVET institutions in Zambia. Ministry of Education, Science & Vocational Training & Early Education.
  • Luo, A., Ng'ambi, D, Hanss, T. 2010, Fostering Cross-Institutional Collaboration for Open Education Resources (OER) Production. University of Michigan. Accessed from: https://deepblue.lib.umich.edu/bitstream/handle/2027.42/94546/2010.12.08_oer_collaboration_report-final_0.pdf?sequence=1
  • Ng'ambi, D. 2005. Mobile Dynamic Frequently Asked Questions (m-DFAQ) for student and learning support. Accessed from: http://iamlearn.org/mlearn-archive/mlearn2005/CD/BOA_p.51.pdf [Abstract]
  • Ng'ambi, D. & Hoy, G. 2005. Creation of Mobile Learning Spaces - potential of WIFI. Accessed from: http://iamlearn.org/mlearn-archive/mlearn2005/CD/BOA_p.52.pdf [Abstract]

Journal articles

  • Ng'ambi, D., Jameson, J., Bozalek, V. and Carr, T. 2016, Editorial. Emerging Technologies and Transforming Pedagogies: Part 1, British Journal of Educational Technology, 47: 439–444. doi:10.1111/bjet.12456
  • Tarling, I. and Ng'ambi, D. 2016, Teachers pedagogical change framework: a diagnostic tool for changing teachers’ uses of emerging technologies. British Journal of Educational Technology, 47: 554–572. doi:10.1111/bjet.12454
  • Jameson, J., Ng'ambi, D., Bozalek, V. and Carr, T. 2016, Editorial. Emerging Technologies and Transforming Pedagogies: Part 2, British Journal of Educational Technology, 47: 821–828. doi:10.1111/bjet.12486
  • Ng'ambi, D., Brown, C., Bozalek, V., Gachago, D. and Wood, D. 2016, Technology enhanced teaching and learning in South African higher education – A rearview of a 20 year journey. British Journal of Educational Technology, 47: 843–858. doi:10.1111/bjet.12485
  • Ng'ambi, D. and Bozalek, V. 2015, Editorial: Massive open online courses (MOOCs): Disrupting teaching and learning practices in higher education. British Journal of Educational Technology, 46: 451–454. doi:10.1111/bjet.12281
  • Sebbowa, D., Ng'ambi, D., Brown, C. 2015. Using Wikis to teach History Education to 21st Century Learners: A Hermeneutic perspective. Critical Studies in Teaching and Learning (CriSTaL), [S.l.], 2(2).
  • Rambe,P., and Ng’ambi, D. 2014. Learning with and from Facebook: Uncovering power asymmetries in educational interaction. Australasian Journal of Educational Technology. 
  • Ng'ambi, D. and Bozalek, V. 2013, Editorial: Emerging technologies and changing learning/teaching practices. British Journal of Educational Technology, 44: 531–535. doi:10.1111/bjet.12061
  • Ng’ambi, D., Bozalek, V., and Gachago, D. 2013. Converging institutional expertise to model teaching and learning with emerging technologies. Progressio, South African Journal for Open and Distance Learning Practice. pp. 19—36.
  • Ng’ambi, D. and Bozalek. V. 2013. Leveraging informal leadership in higher education institutions: A case of diffusion of emerging technologies in a southern context. British Journal of Educational Technology. 44(6). pp. 940-950.Available at: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/bjet.12108/abstract
  • Gachago, D., Ivala, E., Backhouse, J., Bosman, JP, Bozalek, V., and Ng’ambi, D. 2013.Towards a Shared Understanding of Emerging Technologies: Experiences in a Collaborative Research Project in South Africa, The African Journal of Information Systems: 5: 3 (Article 4). Available at: http://digitalcommons.kennesaw.edu/ajis/vol5/iss3/4
  • Ng’ambi, D. and Bozalek, V. 2013, Editorial: Emerging technologies and changing learning/teaching practices. British Journal of Educational Technology, 44: 531–535. doi: 10.1111/bjet.12061
  • Ng’ambi, D. 2013, Effective and ineffective uses of emerging technologies: Towards a transformative pedagogical model. British Journal of Educational Technology, 44: 652–661. doi: 10.1111/bjet.12053
  • Bozalek, V., Ng'ambi, D. & Gachago, D. 2013. Transforming teaching with emerging technologies: implications for Higher Education Institutions. In South African Journal of Higher Education: Special Issue: 2011 Forum of the Southern African Association of Institutional Research. 27(2): 419-436
  • An interactive Mobile lecturing Model: Enhancing Student Engagement with face-to-face Sessions. International Journal of Mobile and Blended Learning, 5(2), 1-21, April-June 2013 
  • Ng'ambi, D., & Lombe, A. 2012. Using Podcasting to Facilitate Student Learning: A Constructivist Perspective. Educational Technology & Society, 15 (4),181–192. 
  • Boyinbode, O., Ng’ambi, D., and Bagula, A. 2012. An Interactive Mobile Lecturing Tool for Aggregating Learning Resources. International Journal for Infonomics (IJI), Volume 5, Issue 3/4, September/December. Retrieved on 12 August, 2013 from: http://infonomics-society.org/IJI/AnInteractiveMobileLecturingToolforAggregatingLearningResources.pdf
  • Boyinbode, O., Ng’ambi, D., and Bagula, A. 2012. An Interactive Mobile Learning System for Enhancing Learning in Higher Education. In Proceedings of the IADIS International Mobile Learning Conference, pages 331-334, Berlin, Germany
  • Mugwanya, R., Marsden, G., Ng’ambi, D. and Traxler, J. 2012. Using a Participatory Action Research Approach to Design a Lecture Podcasting System. International Journal of Mobile Learning. 4(2). 67-86.
  • Boyinbode, O., Bagula, A. and Ng’ambi, D. 2011.  “An Opencast Mobile Learning Framework for Enhancing Learning in Higher Education”, International Journal of u- and e- Service, Science and Technology Vol. 4, No.3, pg 11-18 September 2011
  • Rambe, P. and Ng’ambi, D. 2011. Towards an Information Sharing Pedagogy: A Case of Using Facebook in a Large First Year Class. Informing Science: the International Journal of an Emerging Transdiscipline. 14. 61-89. Retrieved September 21, 2011 from www.inform.nu/Articles/Vol14/ISJv14p061-089Rambe579.pdf
  • Masters, K., Ng’ambi, D., and Todd, G. 2010. “I found it on the Internet.” Preparing for the e-Patient in Oman. Sultan Qaboos University Medical Journal, Vol. 10, No. 2. August 2010. 169-179.
  • Ng’ambi, D. and Brown, I. 2009. Intended and unintended consequences of student use of an online questioning environment. British Journal of Educational Technology. 40(2). 316-328. doi=10.1111/j.1467-8535.2008.00899.x
  • Ng’ambi, D. 2008. A Critical Discourse Analysis of Students’ Anonymous Online Postings. International Journal of Information and Communication Technology Education. 4(3). 40-48. July-September.
  • Ng’ambi, D. 2008. Podcasts for expansive learning: a case of reflective student stories. South African Computer journal.
  • Ng’ambi, D., and Brown, I. 2008. Intended and unintended consequences of student use of an online questioning environment. British Journal of Educational Technology. doi=10.1111/j.1467-8535.2008.00899.x
  • Ng’ambi, D. and Goodman, S. 2008. Bridging distance between Actual and Potential Development: a case of using ICT mediated consultation tool. Educational Technology Journal, Springer. DOI = 10.1007/s10639-008-9074-8
  • Ng’ambi, D. and Rambe, P. 2008. Barriers to students’ use of electronic resources. South African Computer Journal.
  • Jaffer, S., Ng’ambi, D., and Czerniewicz, L. 2007. The role of ICTs in higher education in South Africa: One strategy for addressing teaching and learning challenges. International Journal of Education and Development using Information and Communication Technologies (IJEDICT), 2007, 3(4). 131-142.
  • Ng’ambi, D. 2006. Assessing Quality of an Interpretive Educational Technology Research. WSEAS Transactions on Advances in Engineering Education. 3(2). 139-147
  • Ng’ambi, D and Johnston, K. 2006. An ICT-mediated Constructivist Approach for increasing academic support and teaching critical thinking skills, Educational Technology & Society Journal. Vol. 9. Issue 3. pp. 244-253.
  • Czerniewicz, L. and Ng’ambi, D. 2004. Students' use of computers in UCT's 'walk-in' laboratories. British Journal of Educational Technology, 35(2): 241-246. DOI=10.1111/j.0007-1013.2004.00385.x
  • Ng’ambi, D. and Brown, I.T.J. 2004. Utilization-focused evaluation of ICT in education: The case of DFAQ consultation space. Educational Technology and Society, 7(3): 38-49.
  • Ng’ambi, D. and Hardman, J.C. 2004. Towards a knowledge-sharing scaffolding environment based on learners' questions. British Journal of Educational Technology, 35(2): 187-196.
  • Hardman, J.C and Ng’ambi, D. 2003. A questioning environment for Scaffolding Learners' questioning engagement with academic text. South African Journal of Higher Education/Suid-Afrikaanse Tydskrif vir Hodr Onderwys, 17(2): 139-146.

Peer-Reviewed Conference Proceedings

  • Titus, S., & Ng'ambi, D. (2014). Exploring the use of digital gaming to improve student engagement at a resource poor institution in south africa. In Proceedings of the ACPI 8th European Conference on game based learning. Academic Conferences and Publishing International Limited, (Ed.) Burch, C, Berlin, Germany, ISBN: E‐Book ISBN: 978‐1‐910309‐57‐5  pp. 742-748. 
  • Ng’ambi, D. 2013. Role of emerging technologies in ECP - is it time for transformative approaches? A keynote presented at the Innovative Pedagogical Practices in Extended Curriculum Programme (ECP) Regional Conference, 29 August 2013.
  • Ng’ambi, D., Bozalek, V. and Gachago, D. 2013. Empowering Educators to Teach using Emerging Technologies in Higher Education: A Case of Facilitating a Course across Institutional Boundaries. In Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on e-Learning, Cape Town South Africa. Ivala, E. (Ed.) (pp.292-300). Reading: ACPI.
  • Bozalek, V., Gachago, D., Watters, K., Alexanber, L., Ng’ambi, D., and Ivala, E. 2012. Preparing to confront reality: Intersections of emerging technologies, authentic learning and practice in the South African Higher Education context. Presentation at ALT-C, 11-13 September 2012, University of Manchester.
  • Gachago, D., Ivala, E., Backhouse, J., Bosman, J.P., Bozalek, V., Ng’ambi, D and Watters, K. (2012). Towards a shared understanding of emerging technologies: experiences in a collaborative research project in South Africa. Presentation at emerge2012: 9 - 11 July 2012.
  • Ng’ambi, D., Gachago, D., Ivala, E., Bozalek, V., and Watters, K. 2012. Emerging Technologies in South African Higher Education Institutions: Towards a Teaching and Learning Framework. In Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on e-Learning. Pam, P. (Ed.). The Chinese University of Hong Kong: 21-22 June. pp. 354-362. ISBN: 978-1-908272-43-0.
  • Bozalek, V., Ng’ambi, D., Gachaho, D., Ivala, E., and Watters, K. 2011. Emerging technologies in South African HEIs: towards transformative teaching and learning practices. Presentation at HELTASA, 30 Nov - 2 December 2011, Port Elizabeth.
  • Bozalek, V., Ng’ambi, D., and Gachago, D. 2011. Emerging Technologies in South African Higher Education Institutions. Institutional enables and challenges. Presentation at the 2011 SAAIR forum, Cape Town, 11-13 October 2011.
  • Boyinbode, O., Bagula, A., and Ng’ambi, D. 2012. A Mobile Learning Application for Delivering Educational Resources to Mobile Devices. In Proceedings of the International Conference on Information Society (i-Society 2012). London 25-28 June.
  • Ng’ambi, D. and Campbell, A. 2012. Influence of Mobile Learning on Human Agency: A Critical Discourse Analysis. In Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on e-Learning, The Chinese University of Hong Kong. P. Lam (Ed.). 12-22 June. pp. 346-353. ISBN: 978-1-908272-43-0.
  • Ng’ambi, D., Gachago, D., Ivala, E., Bozalek, V., and Watters, K. 2012. Emerging Technologies in South African Higher Education Institutions: Towards a Teaching and Learning Framework. In Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on e-Learning. Pam, P. (Ed.). The Chinese University of Hong Kong: 21-22 June. pp. 354-362. ISBN: 978-1-908272-43-0.
  • Ng’ambi, D. 2011. Enhancing Student Interaction in Didactics Teaching Approaches – the Right to Text During Class. In Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on e-Learning, Kelowna, Canada. 27-28 June.
  • Luo, A., Ng’ambi, D., and Hanss, T. 2010. Towards building a productive, scalable and sustainable collaboration model for open educational resources.  In Proceedings of the GROUP '10 ACM 2010 International Conference on Supporting Group Work Sanibel, FL, USA. 7-10 November. pp. 273-282.
  • Luo, A., Ng’ambi, D., and Hanss, T. 2010. Towards Building a Productive, Scalable and Sustainable Collaboration Model for Open Educational Resources. In Proceedings of the ACM 2010 International Conference on Supporting Group Work, © 2010 by the Association for Computing Machinery, Inc, available at http://dx.doi.org/10.1145/1880071.1880117.
  • Ng’ambi, D., Lombe, A., Johnston, K., and Kabanda, S. 2010. Podcasting for mobile learners: using ubiquitous technologies to enhance learning in large classes. In Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Mobile Learning. M. Montebello., V. Camilleri., & Dingi, A. (Eds). Valletta, Malta. 19-22 October. 256-262.
  • Luo, A., Fons, G., Ng’ambi, D. and Doyle, G. 2010. International partnerships in developing and deploying health open educational resources. In Proceedings of the American Society for Information Science and Technology. 1-5.
  • Ng’ambi, D. and Knaggs, A. 2008. Using Mobile Phones for Exam preparation. In Proceedings of the IADIS Mobile Learning Conference 2008, Algarve, Portugal. 11-13 April. 35-42.
  • Ng’ambi, D. and Brown, I. 2008. Investigating Student Use of an Anonymous Online Questioning Environment in a Large Class. In Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on e-Learning. University of Cape Town. 26-27 June. 331-336.
  • Masters, K., and Ng’ambi, D. 2007. After the Broadcast: Disrupting Health Sciences? Students? Lives with SMS. In Proceedings of the IADIS International Conference on Mobile Learning. 5-7 July. Lisbon, Portugal. Pp. 171-175. ISBN: 978-972-8924-36-2.
  • Ng’ambi, D. 2007. A Discourse Analysis of Students? Anonymous Online Postings. In Proceedings of the IADIS International Conference on e-Learning. 5-7 July. Lisbon, Portugal. Pp. 252-259. ISBN: 978-972-8924-42-3.
  • Kekwaletswe, R. and Ng’ambi, D. 2006. Ubiquitous social presence and context awareness for mentorship (social support). Proceedings of the International Association for Development of the Information Society (IADIS) Conference on Mobile Learning, 14-16 July 2006, Dublin, Ireland, 283-287. ISBN 972-8924-15-1.
  • Kekwaletswe, R. and Ng’ambi, D. 2006. Ubiquitous Social Presence: Context-Awareness in a Mobile Learning Environment. In Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Sensor Networks, Ubiquitous, and Trustworthy Computing. Taichung, Taiwan (5-7 June). Pp. 90-95. ISBN 0-7695-2553-9. DOI= http://doi.ieeecomputersociety.org/10.1109/SUTC.2006.142.
  • Ng’ambi, D. 2006. Collaborative Questioning: A Case of Short Message Services (SMS) for Knowledge Sharing. In Proceedings of the Sixth IEEE international Conference on Advanced Learning Technologies (July 05 - 07, 2006). ICALT. IEEE Computer Society, Washington, DC, 350-351.
  • Ng’ambi, D. 2006. SMS Collaborative Questioning: Convergence of Task, Interactivity and Outcomes. In Proceedings of the International Association for Development of the Information Society (IADIS) Mobile Learning Conference, Dublin, Ireland. 14-16 July. Pp. 26-33.
  • Ng’ambi, D. 2005. Mobile Dynamic Frequently Asked Questions (m-DFAQ) for Student and Learning Support. Mobile Technology: The future of learning in your hands, Cape Town, 116-119.
  • Ng’ambi, D. 2005. Mobile-mediated Critical Questioning Tool based on Communicative Action Theory. Proceedings of the 8th IFIP World Conference on Computers in Education (WCCE), Stellenbosch, South Africa, 4-7 July 2005, ISBN 1-920-01711-9. [CD-ROM].
  • Johnston, K. AND Ng’ambi, D. 2004. Every question deserves an answer. Proceedings of the International Conference on Computers in Education 2004, Melbourne, Australia, 1007-1015.
  • Ng’ambi, D. 2004. Do students learn in Collaborative Consultation? A Speech Act Theory Perspective of the DFAQ. In Proceedings of the e/merge 2004: Blended Collaborative Learning in Southern Africa Online Conference, 28-30 June.
  • Ng’ambi, D. 2004. Towards an organizational intelligent framework based on Giddens' Structuration Theory: A case of using an Organizational Memory System - DFAQ. Proceedings of the International Federation of Information Processing (IFIP) World Congress, Toulouse, France. 22-27 August. 273-282.
  • Ng’ambi, D. and Seymour, l. 2004. Managing tutorials in large classes: a case of using a tutorial system developed from commercial products. In Proceedings of the 2004 Annual Research Conference of the South African institute of Computer Scientists and information Technologists on IT Research in Developing Countries (Stellenbosch, Western Cape, South Africa, October 04 - 06, 2004). G. Marsden, P. Kotze, and A. Adesina-Ojo, Eds. ACM International Conference Proceeding Series, vol. 75. South African Institute for Computer Scientists and Information Technologists, 254-259.
  • Ng’ambi, D. 2003. Students helping students learn: The case for a web-based dynamic FAQ environment. Proceedings of the International Association of Science and Technology for Development (IASTED) Conference on Information and Knowledge Sharing, Scottsdale, Arizona, USA.
  • Ng’ambi, D. 2002. Dynamic "intelligent handler" of frequently asked questions. In Proceedings of the 7th international Conference on intelligent User interfaces (San Francisco, California, USA, January 13 - 16, 2002). IUI '02. ACM, New York, NY, 210-211. DOI= http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/502716.502761
  • Ng’ambi, D. 2002. Pre-empting user questions through anticipation: data mining FAQ lists. In Proceedings of the 2002 Annual Research Conference of the South African institute of Computer Scientists and information Technologists on Enablement Through Technology (Port Elizabeth, South Africa, September 16 - 18, 2002). ACM International Conference Proceeding Series, vol. 30. South African Institute for Computer Scientists and Information Technologists, 101-109.
  • Ng’ambi, D. 2002. Social Challenges of Using Computers to Teach Socially Disadvantaged Groups in the New South Africa. In Proceedings of the international Conference on Computers in Education (December 03 - 06, 2002). ICCE. IEEE Computer Society, Washington, DC, 483.
  • Ng’ambi, D. 2003. Using Question-Based Chat Rooms to Negotiate Varying Meanings In Non-Static Knowledge Environments. In Proceedings of the international Conference on Computers in Education (December 03 - 06, 2002). ICCE. IEEE Computer Society, Washington, DC, 278-282.
  • Ng’ambi, D. and Hardman, J. 2002. A Questioning Environment for Scaffolding Learners? Questioning Engagement with Academic Text, IN PROCEEDINGS of the SAARDHE/SAAIR Conference, Cape Town, July 8-10, 2000
  • Additional research outputs
  • Bozalek, V., Ng’ambi, D. and Gachago, D., Ivala, E., and Watters, K. 2011. Emerging technologies in South African HEIs: towards transformative teaching and learning practices. Presentation at HELTASA, 30 Nov - 2 December 2011, Port Elizabeth.
  • Bozalek, V., Ng’ambi, D., and Gachago, D. 2011.. Emerging Technologies in South African Higher Education Institutions. Insitutional enables and challenges. Presentation at the 2011 SAAIR forum, Cape Town, 11-13 October 2011.
  • Luo, A., Ng’ambi, D. and Hanss, T. 2010. Fostering Cross-Institutional Collaboration for Open Educational Resources Production. Available at: https://open.umich.edu/education/med/oernetwork/reports/oer-collab-report/2010
  • Ng’ambi, D. and Njenga, K. 2006. Use of personal digital assistants (PDAs) in clinical education / practice: literature review. A joint project between the Education Development Unit ( EDU ) and the Centre for Educational Technology , University of Cape Town.
  • Ng’ambi, D. 2006. ICT and Economic Development in Africa: the role of higher education institutions. Commissioned paper. In Proceedings of the Frontiers of Knowledge in Science and Technology University Leaders Forum, November 19-21, 2006, Cape Town.