Trudi van Wyk
Ms. Trudi van Wyk joined COL on September 1, 2009, as Education Specialist—eLearning.
In her role, she focuses on:
- increasing digital literacy in institutions and communities
- providing ICT in Education policy support to governments
- preparing teachers for ICT integration into teaching and learning
- promoting the use of open education resources.
This is done through advocacy, capacity building, professional development, innovative use of ICT, policy support and development of models.
Previously, Ms. van Wyk was Director: Curriculum Innovation (Information and Communication Technologies in Education) in the South African Department of Education. With the Government of South Africa, which she joined in 1996 as Education Specialist: Educational Technology, Media and Distance Education, her role was to focus on ICT in education policy, applications and its implementation in education and training.
She has also managed various international collaboration ICT projects for South Africa, including collaboration with the Commonwealth of Learning (and serving as the COL Focal Point in South Africa), the SCOPE project of the governments of South Africa and Finland and the NEPAD e-Schools Initiative. She is a member of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) Technical Committee on Open and Distance Learning and been its Chair since 2008.
Trudi obtained her Master of Education (Major in Educational Management) degree from Rand Afrikaans University (University of Johannesburg), South Africa in 1994.