The ADUN consists mainly of African higher education scholars as well as other practitioners who are interested in the various facets of technology integration in the HE curriculum.

The network engages with the nature of the contemporary university with an emphasis on the digital aspects of teaching and learning.

It aims to contribute to the field of African educational technology theory and practices through scholarship and innovation.


To advance scholarship within the field of educational technology


To innovatively broaden the field of African educational technology theory and practice


To interact with peers and academics representing, or who are interested in, African perspectives related to educational technologies in the HE curriculum

The formation of the African Digital University network originated in three phases.

The first phase commenced with the inaugural meeting of the network at the first ADUN Colloquium at Stellenbosch in April 2018. The purpose of this first colloquium was three-fold:

  1. To determine the interest in the establishment of such an African-centred network
  2. To identify some of the general opportunities and challenges higher educational institutions are currently engaged with
  3. To explore possible ways forward with the network 

The second phase was used to further our network through visits to some of our colleagues in universities in Namibia and Kenya.

The final phase is the discussions which came out of the Colloquium 2020,  which will set the stage for jointly determining our future actions.

We would like to introduce the ADUN Networking Committee who will, with input of network members, aim to further the vision of the network.

Dr Sonja Strydom
(Stellenbosch University)
ADUN Coordinator 

Sonja is a Deputy-Director (Academic Development and Research) at SU’s Centre for Learning Technologies.


Ms Magriet de Villiers
(Stellenbosch University)
SU Representative

Magriet is the Learning Technologies Advisor at SU’s Centre for Learning Technologies.


Prof Barbara Moser-Mercer
(University of Nairobi)

Barbara is a Visiting Professor, University of Nairobi and Professor Emerita, Université de Genève.


Dr Maggy Beukes-Amiss
(University of Namibia) 

Maggy is the Director of the Centre for Open, Distance and eLearning (CODeL) at UNAM.


Dr Nico Elema
(Stellenbosch University) 

Nico is the Manager of the Centre for Collaboration in Africa (CCA) at SU.


Ms Corina du Toit
(Stellenbosch University) 

Corina is the Programme Manager for the SDG/2063 Impact Hub at the Centre for Collaboration in Africa.


Dr Gerhard du Plessis
(North-West University) 

Gerhard is the Director: Centralised Teaching and Learning Functions at NWU’s Centre for Teaching and Learning.


Ms Anneri Meintjes
(University of Pretoria) 

Anneri is an Education Consultant at the Department for Education Innovation. 


Mr Alexander Knoth
(German Academic Exchange Service: DAAD) 

Alexander is the Chief Digital Officer (CDO) and Head of Section Digitalisation at the German Academic Exchange Service.


Ms Christina Harvett
(Stellenbosch University)
ADUN Secretariate 

Christina is the Research Officer at SU’s Centre for Learning Technologies.

Contact us

Postal Address:

Centre for Learning Technologies
Stellenbosch University
Private Bag X1

Physical Address:

Administration A Building
Centre for Learning Technologies
Telematic Services
Ryneveld Street, Stellenbosch
Entrance left of Admin A main entrance
University of Stellenbosch


ADUN Coordinator
Dr. Sonja Strydom