Professor Craig Blewett

Professor Craig Blewett
Associate Professor
M Block – Room 124
Information Systems and Technology
Professor Craig Blewett has a PhD in education technology and is the developer of the Activated Classroom Teaching (ACT) model. The ACT model is a first of its kind cohesive taxonomy of digital age pedagogies. Underpinned by the ACT model, Craig launched ACT Online – a series of self-paced and MOOC based courses aimed at teaching educators how to teach effectively, and easily, with technology. Craig’s training and research into effective pedagogy-based digital-age training has impacted thousands of teachers and lecturers around the world. <br><br> He is also the author of numerous books covering topics such as computer literacy, database systems, teaching with technology, running, and active living. With over 25 years’ experience in education technology Craig is an internationally acclaimed speaker who seeks to motivate educators to teach differently in our rapidly changing digital world. For more visit or

Academic Qualifications

  • PhD (Education Technology)
  • M.Com (IT)
  • B.Com (Hons) (IT)
  • B.Com (IT)

Research Interests

  • Education Technology
  • Blended Learning
  • Learning Management Systems
  • MOOCs

Recent Publications and Papers

  • Fianu, E., Blewett, C., Ampong, G. O. A., & Ofori, K. S. (2018). Factors Affecting MOOC Usage by Students in Selected Ghanaian Universities. Education Sciences, 8(2), 70
  • Blewett, C. (2016). From Traditional Pedagogy to Digital Pedagogy. In Disrupting Higher Education Curriculum (pp. 265-287). Sense Publishers.
  • Blewett, C., & Hugo, W. (2016). Actant affordances: a brief history of affordance theory and a Latourian extension for education technology research. Critical Studies in Teaching and Learning, 4(1), 55-76.
  • Adam, E., Blewett, C., & Wassermann, J. (2015). Investigating UKZN students’ adoption and utilisation of personal cloud technologies. South African Journal of Higher Education, 29(6), 13-38.