Dick Ng'ambi

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University of Cape Town (http://www.cet.uct.ac.za)

Dick Ng'ambi is a Research Co-ordinator at the Centre for Educational Technology at the University of Cape Town (UCT). He has a background in IT industry, academia and research. He is the designer and developer of an anonymous knowledge sharing tool called the Dynamic Frequently Asked Questions (DFAQ). DFAQ has a seamless interface with Short Message Service (SMS) and Web browser whereby providing an anywhere anytime anonymous consultation. In his current role he manages cutting edge projects that are exploring and developing software (environments) for mobile devices including cell phones and PDAs (personal digital assistants) for educational purposes. He holds a Ph.D. in Information Systems (UCT), an MSc in Computer Science (Birmingham University) and a BSc in Mathematics (University of Zambia).

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Ng'ambi, Dick, Brown, Irwin (2004): Utilisation-Focused Evaluation of ICT in Education: The Case of DFAQ Consultation Space. In Educational Technology & Society, 7 (3) pp. 38-49. http://www.ifets.info/journals/7_3/5.pdf

Ng'ambi, Dick (2002): Dynamic "intelligent handler" of frequently asked questions. In: Gil, Yolanda, Leake, David (eds.) International Conference on Intelligent User Interfaces 2002 January 13-16, 2002, San Francisco, California, USA. pp. 210-211. http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/502716.502761

Ng'ambi, Dick (2006): Collaborative Questioning: A Case of Short Message Services (SMS) for Knowledge Sharing. In: ICALT 2006 - Proceedings of the 6th IEEE International Conference on Advanced Learning Technologies 5-7 July, 2006, Kerkrade, The Netherlands. pp. 350-351. http://doi.ieeecomputersociety.org/10.1109/ICALT.2006.2

Luo, Airong, Ng'ambi, Dick, Hanss, Ted (2010): Towards building a productive, scalable and sustainable collaboration model for open educa. In: GROUP10 International Conference on Supporting Group Work , 2010, . pp. 273-282. http://dx.doi.org/10.1145/1880071.1880117