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After finishing high school at Afrikaans High School Sasolburg in 1997 I studied languages at the then Potchefstroom University (PU vir CHO) – specializing in language practice. In 2001 I was the only South African student chosen to take study Translation Studies at the Copenhagen University in Denmark on a Danish Democracy Fund grant. After work done there on subtitling I continued with an MA degree in this field at the Potchefstroom University. From 2003 I was a secondary school teacher teaching mainly IT and English. From September 2005 to April 2007 I worked as teacher in London, UK doing supply teaching and later teaching ICT at secondary school level. I returned to South Africa in 2007 teaching IT and Afrikaans until August 2010. At the end of 2010 I finished my PhD with the focus on multilingualism and online/blended learning.
I joined the North-West University (NWU) as lecturer in the School of Languages in September 2010. In July 2015 I moved to the Faculty of Education. Currently I am a professor in the Faculty of Education at the North-West University with a research focus on multimodal learning and open educational resources within the NWU’s Self-directed Learning Research Focus Area.
I am also currently heading the UNESCO Chair on Multimodal Learning and Open Educational Resources (OER) hosted at the NWU.