Leila Goosen

Leila Goosen is a full professor in the Department of Science and Technology Education of the University of South Africa. Prof. Goosen was an Associate Professor in the School of Computing, and the module leader and head designer of the fully online signature module for the College for Science, Engineering and Technology, rolled out to over 92,000 registered students since the first semester of 2013. She also supervises ten Masters and Doctoral students, and has successfully completed supervision of 43 students at postgraduate level. Previously, she was a Deputy Director at the South African national Department of Education. In this capacity, she was required to develop ICT strategies for implementation. She also promoted, coordinated, managed, monitored and evaluated ICT policies and strategies, and drove the research agenda in this area. Before that, she had been a lecturer of Information Technology (IT) in the Department for Science, Mathematics and Technology Education in the Faculty of Education of the University of Pretoria. Her research interests have included cooperative work in IT, effective teaching and learning of programming and teacher professional development.

Publications

Navigating Computer Science Education in the 21st Century
Chantelle Bosch, Leila Goosen, Jacqui Chetty. © 2024. 363 pages.
Students often face challenges in a swiftly advancing Computer Science Education (CSE), where technologies evolve rapidly, and concepts unfold with overwhelming intricacies. As...
The Impact of Learner Content and User Interface Design on E-Learning Quality: Teaching in Times of Crises
Agyabeng Nimfah Yeboah, Leila Goosen. © 2024. 24 pages.
The purpose of the study reported on in this chapter is to investigate the impact of learner content and user interface design on improving e-learning quality and to harness the...
Modelling Mediating Driver Practices That Promote Innovative Behavior for Technology Students: The Effects of Knowledge Sharing Behavior
James K. Ngugi, Leila Goosen. © 2024. 26 pages.
The purpose of the research presented in this chapter was to focus on the individual and contextual antecedents of innovative behavior (IB) via the mediating effects of knowledge...
Relationships Between Teachers' Technological Competency Levels and Self-Regulated Learning Behavior: Investigating Blended Learning Environments
Saheed Adekunle Oyewo, Leila Goosen. © 2024. 24 pages.
In order to provide readers with an overview and summarize the content, the purpose of the study in this chapter is stated as investigating the relationships between how teachers...
Modelling the Mediating Effects of Knowledge Sharing Behavior in the Education Sector: Drivers of Individual Innovative Behavior
James K. Ngugi, Leila Goosen. © 2024. 26 pages.
Research had previously identified individual and contextual antecedents, which promote innovative behaviors through implementation in organizational contexts. The purpose of...
A Framework for Online Learning Analytics in K-12 Classrooms as a Precursor for Personalized Learning: Emergent Practices in Schools
Ronelle Klinck Van der Merwe, Leila Goosen. © 2024. 27 pages.
The purpose of the research study reported on in this chapter is to develop a framework for online learning analytics (LA) in schools as a precursor for personalized learning....
Fostering Pedagogical Innovation Through the Effective Smartboard Instruction of Physical Sciences: Technologies in Gauteng Schools, South Africa
Regina M. Tefo, Leila Goosen. © 2024. 21 pages.
The purpose of the study reported on in this chapter is exploring the pedagogy with regard to the teaching, learning, and assessment of grade 12 Physical Sciences using...
Reshaping Higher Education Institutions Within an Industry 4.0 Context: E-Learning Frameworks for Developing Countries
Given M. Simataa, Leila Goosen. © 2024. 24 pages.
The purpose of this chapter is to define e-learning in a higher education context (definition of e-learning (DE) criteria). Against the background of reshaping entrepreneurial...
Teachers and Schools Navigating Virtual Worlds and the Metaverse for Enhanced E-Learning: Evaluating an E-Capacity Model Approach
Richard Adade, Leila Goosen. © 2024. 19 pages.
The purpose of the study reported on in this chapter is evaluating teachers' and schools' capacities to integrate technologies into a new educational curriculum using an...
Exploring Educators' Pedagogical Capabilities to Develop University Students' 21st Century Skills: Navigating Within a Digital Learning Environment
Erkkie Haipinge, Leila Goosen. © 2024. 20 pages.
The purpose of the study reported on in this chapter is exploring the pedagogical capabilities of educators at a university in Namibia to develop the 21st century skills of...
Introducing Computer Science Education Through Robotics Education in Community-Engaged Contexts: Reflecting on Good Practice
Patricia M. Gouws, Hugo H. Lotriet. © 2024. 19 pages.
The introduction of computer science education (CSE) in schools is required to prepare the learners for future work and develop the required 21st century skills. However, for...
Advancing Student Employability Through Higher Education Using Artificial Intelligence (AI) Applications: Studying Open Distance E-Learning in South Africa
Nomvula J. Ndhlovu-Nemaxwi, Leila Goosen. © 2024. 22 pages.
The purpose of the study in this chapter is to answer the primary research question: “What can be learned from a study of a comprehensive open and distance e-learning institution...
Enhancing Education With Information and Communication Technologies: Data-Driven Instruction in Rural Schools
Bongi G. Mahlangu, Leila Goosen. © 2024. 20 pages.
The purpose of this chapter is to present the methodology that will be used to collect data for the study reported on. Against the background of enhancing education with...
Physical Sciences Teachers Integrating Information and Communication Technologies in Education 4.0: Exploring Enablers and Constraints
Colani Khoza, Leila Goosen. © 2024. 20 pages.
The purpose of the study reported on in this chapter is to evaluate how effectively physical sciences secondary school teachers are integrating information and communication...
Transformative Technologies for Supporting Children With Fetal Alcohol Syndrome and Autism Spectrum Disorders
Stephani du Toit, Leila Goosen. © 2024. 24 pages.
This chapter explores transformative technologies and their application in supporting and enhancing the lives of children diagnosed with fetal alcohol syndrome (FAS) and autism...
Research on Information Literacy at Academic Libraries: A Comprehensive Open Distance E-Learning Context
Leslie S. Adriaanse, Leila Goosen. © 2024. 19 pages.
The purpose of this chapter is to present research on information literacy in academic libraries, especially as it is implemented in a comprehensive open and distance e-learning...
Leveraging Ethics in Artificial Intelligence Technologies and Applications: E-Learning Management Systems in Namibia
Gabriel N. Uunona, Leila Goosen. © 2024. 13 pages.
The purpose of the study reported on is to establish ways in which ethics in artificial intelligence (AI) technologies and applications can be leveraged towards improved...
To What Extent Can Multidisciplinary Artificial Intelligence Applications Enhance Higher Education?: Open and Distance E-Learning in South Africa
Nomvula J. Ndhlovu, Leila Goosen. © 2023. 20 pages.
In order to provide readers with an overview of, and summarize, the content of this chapter, the purpose is stated as answering the primary research question: To what extent can...
Using Applicable E-Learning Principles to Promote Effectiveness and Quality in the Digital Era: Toward a More Inclusive and Resilient E-School
Kenneth Mautso, Leila Goosen. © 2023. 23 pages.
The purpose of the research reported on in this chapter was to determine to what extent a particular educational institution was using applicable e-learning principles to promote...
Implications of Using Mobile Technologies in Higher Education Amidst the COVID-19 Pandemic: Accessing Teaching, Online Learning, and Assessment
Patrick Nghuulondo, Leila Goosen. © 2023. 16 pages.
The purpose and objectives of this case study are to explore the effective use of mobile technologies by first year students amid the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic, using a...
Teachers' Unique Knowledge to Effectively Integrate Digital Technologies Into Teaching and Learning: Community Engagement to Build in the Online Space
Abueng R. Molotsi, Leila Goosen. © 2023. 22 pages.
In order to provide readers with an overview of, and summarize, the content, the purpose of this chapter is stated as to evaluate teachers' unique knowledge, which they need...
Leveraging Ethical Standards in Artificial Intelligence Technologies: A Guideline for Responsible Teaching and Learning Applications
Gabriel N. Uunona, Leila Goosen. © 2023. 21 pages.
Artificial intelligence (AI) is revolutionizing the field of education by providing new opportunities for online learning. However, as with any technology, there are ethical...
Embracing Business Sustainability Through Innovation and Productivity in the Automotive Sector: Creativity, Collaboration, and Generating Savings
Anthony D. Bolton, Leila Goosen, Elmarie Kritzinger. © 2023. 21 pages.
The purpose of the study reported on in this chapter was to explore and attempt to answer the primary research question: To what extent can embracing business sustainability...
The Implications of COVID-19 for Fostering Diversity and Inclusion Through Curriculum Transformation: Teaching Open and Distance E-Learning Students
Dalize Van Heerden, Leila Goosen. © 2023. 28 pages.
The purpose of this chapter is to provide research on issues from a curriculum transformation perspective regarding teaching information and communication technology (ICT)...
Impact-Driven Productivity and Innovation With Unified Communication and Collaboration Technologies: Drivers to Be Addressed Across Global Regions
Anthony D. Bolton, Leila Goosen, Elmarie Kritzinger. © 2023. 23 pages.
The purpose of this chapter is to introduce research on the impact-driven productivity and innovation gains achieved through the adoption of unified communication and...
Developing Skills and Competencies for Educators' Transitions to Using Digital Technologies: An E-School in Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
Peter Kisembo, Leila Goosen. © 2023. 31 pages.
The purpose of the study reported on in this chapter was to investigate the extent to which educators were developing skills and competencies for their transitions to using...
Research on Information Technology Management of Infrastructure Development to Support E-Learning: Towards Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4
Bongi P. Mqina, Leila Goosen. © 2023. 17 pages.
The purpose of the research study reported on in this chapter is to investigate information technology management (ITM) of infrastructure development to support e-leaning towards...
The Impact of a Lack of Information and Communication Technologies at Rural Schools: Digitalization in a Changing Education Environment
Bongi G. Mahlangu, Leila Goosen. © 2023. 22 pages.
The purpose of this chapter is to present a literature review on issues related to the integration of information and communication technologies (ICTs) in especially South...
Assistive Technologies for Children and Adolescents With Autism Spectrum Disorders
Leila Goosen. © 2022. 24 pages.
The purpose of this chapter is to provide readers with an overview of the latest research on assistive technologies, especially as related to children and adolescents with autism...
Policy and Practice Challenges for Equality in Information and Communication Technology Education: Community Engagement With a Primary School
M. E. Kamogelo Setati-Legodi, Leila Goosen. © 2022. 22 pages.
The purpose of online learning is for learners to be able to access their learning material remotely and teachers to be able to facilitate learning and teaching with the use of...
Reconceptualizing Preservice Teacher Preparation in Science Literacy Education Using Action Research in South Africa
André P. Botha, Leila Goosen. © 2022. 22 pages.
This chapter presents a reconceptualization of preservice teacher preparation in the context of science, information technology, and African language education using action...
Designing Effective E-Learning Environments in Gweru, Midlands Province, Zimbabwe: An E-School's Community Engagement Case Study
Beatitude Farikayi, Leila Goosen. © 2022. 24 pages.
The purpose of the qualitative case study reported on in this chapter was to assess the extent to which a high school located in the Midlands province of Zimbabwe could be...
Factors Affecting the Successful Implementation of an E-Education Policy and Community Engagement: Acquiring 21st Century Skills Through E-Learning
Absolom Muzambi, Leila Goosen. © 2022. 26 pages.
In order to provide readers with an overview and summarize the content, the purpose of this chapter is stated as reporting on an investigation around acquiring 21st century...
Teachers Using Disruptive Methodologies in Teaching and Learning to Foster Learner Skills: Technological, Pedagogical, and Content Knowledge
Abueng R. Molotsi, Leila Goosen. © 2022. 24 pages.
The purpose of the project introduced in this chapter is stated as investigating in what ways teachers are using disruptive methodologies in teaching and learning to foster...
A Case of Innovative and Successful Use of Digital Resources for Online Learning: Quality Evaluation Tools for Learning Objects
Ngaka Mosia, Leila Goosen. © 2022. 21 pages.
The purpose of this chapter is to provide readers with an overview of a case of the innovative and successful use of digital resources for open distance online learning, or...
Digitalization and Drivers of Innovative Behavior for a Smart Economy in the Post-COVID-19 Era: Technology Student Course Design Characteristics
James Kiarie Ngugi, Leila Goosen. © 2022. 22 pages.
To summarize the content and provide readers with an overview, the purpose of this chapter is stated as investigating digitalization and the drivers of individual innovative...
Impact of Digital Transformation via Unified Communication and Collaboration Technologies: Productivity and Innovation at a Global Enterprise
Anthony D. Bolton, Leila Goosen, Elmarie Kritzinger. © 2022. 28 pages.
In order to summarize and provide readers with an overview of the content, the purpose of this chapter is stated as describing the design of case study research developed for...
Barriers to Effective Teaching and Meaningful Learning of Science in Rural Disadvantaged Schools: Designing Strategies for Mopani District, Limpopo
Basambilu Chauke, Leila Goosen. © 2022. 20 pages.
To summarize and provide readers with an overview of the content, the purpose of this chapter is stated as to design measurement strategies towards addressing barriers or...
Emerging Technologies for Innovation and Productivity Management in the Automotive Industry: Impact of Digital Transformation on Communication
Anthony D. Bolton, Leila Goosen, Elmarie Kritzinger. © 2022. 26 pages.
The purpose of this chapter is to answer the primary research question associated with the empirical study, around the extent to which the introduction of emerging unified...
Augmented/Virtual Reality Technologies and Assistive/Humanoid Robots: Students With Autism Spectrum Disorders
Leila Goosen. © 2022. 29 pages.
The purpose of this chapter is to provide readers with a literature review of the latest research with regard to augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) technologies, as...
Exploring the Socioeconomic Facet of Online Inclusive Education in Ghana: The Effects of Technological Advancement in Academia
Eugene Kofi Ansu-Kyeremeh, Leila Goosen. © 2022. 20 pages.
Africa now stands at the threshold of development that requires a new approach to promote technological advancement and long-term economic growth. While information and...
Challenges and Emerging Strategies for a Global Automotive Enterprise Towards a Post-COVID-19 Era: The Impact of Digital Transformation
Antony D. Bolton, Leila Goosen, Elmarie Kritzinger. © 2022. 34 pages.
To provide readers with an overview of the content and summarize, the purpose of this chapter is stated as reporting on results with regard to challenges and emerging strategies...
Knowledge Sharing Mediating Information Technology Student Innovation
James Kiarie Ngugi, Leilani Goosen. © 2021. 19 pages.
Research has identified factors promoting innovative behavior (IB) among employees in organizations. However, the effect of knowledge sharing behavior (KSB), self-regulated...
Organizational Knowledge and Administration Lessons From an ICT4D MOOC
Leila Goosen. © 2021. 17 pages.
The undeniable rapid acceleration of both human-centred and technology-oriented advancements in a multitude of industries and fields means that most organizations could greatly...
Unified Communication Technologies at a Global Automotive Organization
Anthony D. Bolton, Leila Goosen, Elmarie Kritzinger. © 2021. 17 pages.
The purpose of the study was addressing the challenge of integrating and managing complex technology-oriented advancements regarding the developing Internet of Things and in the...
Innovation, Entrepreneurship, and Sustainability for ICT Students Towards the Post-COVID-19 Era
James K. Ngugi, Leila Goosen. © 2021. 22 pages.
The purpose of the study reported on in this chapter was to develop a structural equation model (SEM) of the drivers of innovation for information and communication technology...
An Empirical Study Into the Impact on Innovation and Productivity Towards the Post-COVID-19 Era: Digital Transformation of an Automotive Enterprise
Anthony Bolton, Leila Goosen, Elmarie Kritzinger. © 2021. 27 pages.
The purpose of this chapter is to present research describing work in an organizational context in order to optimize the practices established in the most diverse domains of...
The Impact of Unified Communication and Collaboration Technologies on Productivity and Innovation: Promotion for the Fourth Industrial Revolution
Anthony Bolton, Leilani Goosen, Elmarie Kritzinger. © 2021. 23 pages.
Against the background of promoting inclusive growth in the context of the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR), the purpose of this chapter is to introduce Industry 4.0 in terms...
ICTs Used Effectively to Re-Envision and Restructure E-Schooling for Underprivileged Communities: Primary Schools in Ekurhuleni South District
Puseletso Kekana, Leila Goosen. © 2021. 22 pages.
The purpose of this chapter was to investigate how effectively information and communication technologies (ICTs) were used at primary schools in the Ekurhuleni South district of...
Re-Envisioning and Restructuring E-Learning Through Engagement With Underprivileged Communities: The Impact of Effectively Using ICTs in Classrooms
Nomvula J. Ndhlovu, Leila Goosen. © 2021. 22 pages.
The purpose of this study was answering questions regarding the impact of effectively using information and communication technologies (ICTs) in classrooms on re-envisioning and...
The Integration and Implementation of the Internet of Things Through Digital Transformation: Impact on Productivity and Innovation
Anthony Bolton, Leila Goosen, Elmarie Kritzinger. © 2021. 28 pages.
The purpose of this chapter is to address challenges related to the integration and implementation of the developing internet of things (IoT) into the daily lives of people....
Curriculum Development and Open Distance E-Learning for the 21st Century: Natural Sciences and Technology Education Modules
Elize M. Harris, Leila Goosen. © 2021. 22 pages.
The purpose of the study reported on here was the curriculum development of suitable natural sciences and technology education modules, including practical investigations to...
Investigating the Roles of School Management Teams in Curriculum Delivery Through ICTs in Education: E-Schools' Community Engagement
Bongi P. Mqina, Leila Goosen. © 2021. 21 pages.
The purpose of this chapter is to investigate the roles of school management teams in curriculum delivery through information and communication technologies (ICTs) in education...
The Impact of Unified Communication and Collaboration Technologies on Productivity and Innovation: Promotion for the Fourth Industrial Revolution
Anthony Bolton, Leilani Goosen, Elmarie Kritzinger. © 2020. 30 pages.
Against the background of promoting inclusive growth in the context of the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR), the purpose of this chapter is to introduce Industry 4.0 in terms...
Promoting the Growth of Fourth Industrial Revolution Information Communication Technology Students: The Implications for Open and Distance E-Learning
Dalize Van Heerden, Leilani Goosen. © 2020. 30 pages.
The purpose of this chapter is providing readers with an overview of the content promoting the growth of the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) and the implications for...
Research on Technology-Supported Teaching and Learning for Autism
Leilani Goosen. © 2019. 23 pages.
The purpose of this chapter is to highlight research on technology-supported teaching and learning for people with autism. The chapter's general perspective is introduced...
Technology-Supported Teaching and Research Methods for Educators: Case Study of a Massive Open Online Course
Leilani Goosen. © 2019. 21 pages.
The purpose of this chapter is to highlight technology-supported teaching and research methods for educators by presenting a case study of a massive open online course (MOOC)....
Student Support for Information and Communication Technology Modules in Open Distance Environments: Towards Self-Directed Learning
Leilani Goosen, Dalize Van Heerden. © 2019. 33 pages.
The purpose of the chapter relates to providing perspectives on students' uptake of virtual learning environment (VLE) technologies in an information and communication...
Trans-Disciplinary Approaches to Action Research for e-Schools, Community Engagement, and ICT4D
Leilani Goosen. © 2018. 14 pages.
This chapter will highlight how practitioners use trans-disciplinary approaches to conduct Action Research (AR) in the context of e-schools, Community Engagement (CE) and...
Ethical Data Management and Research Integrity in the Context of E-Schools and Community Engagement
Leilani Goosen. © 2018. 32 pages.
The purpose of this chapter is to build on the existing literature in the field of research methodology, specifically as applicable in terms of ethical data management and...
Ethical Information and Communication Technologies for Development Solutions: Research Integrity for Massive Open Online Courses
Leilani Goosen. © 2018. 19 pages.
The purpose of this chapter is firstly to build on the existing literature in the field of research methodology, especially as applicable in the emerging areas of information and...