Personal details

Name:Ingrid Giselle Siebörger (nee Brandt)
Address:3 Charlton Mews, 5 Whitnall Street, Grahamstown, 6139
Postal address:P.O. Box 76, Grahamstown, 6140
Born:Grahamstown, 20 August, 1981
Marital Status:Married
Citizenship:South African
Spoken Languages:English, Afrikaan, very minimal isiXhosa
Email:I.Sieborger@ru.ac.za or ings@sieborger.nom.za

Education

Tertiary education:Rhodes University (2000 – present), Grahamstown, South Africa
Seondary education:Victoria Girls’ High School (1995 – 1999), Grahamstown, South Africa
Primary education:Victoria Primary School (1991 – 1994), Grahamstown, South Africa
Pre-primary education:Oakland Preparatory School (1987 – 1990), Grahamstown, South Africa

Academic qualifications

Master of Science (Rhodes University) with Distinction:Computer Science -- Topic: “Models of Internet Connectivity for secondary schools in the Grahamstown Circuit”
Bachelor of Science (Honours) (Rhodes University):Computer Science – research into Computer aided Education in South Africa
Bachelor of Science (Rhodes University):Major Subjects: Computer Science and Physics with Electronics
Matriculation Exception:In English (First Language), Afrikaans (First Language), Mathematics, Physical Science, Biology, Accounting and Computer Science

Achievements

Royal Academy of Dancing:Grades 2 – 8 (1991 – 2000)
Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing:Grade 1 (1989)
Modern Dancing:Prelim Junior (2000)
Full Colours:Academic (1997 – 1999)
Half Colours:Cultural (1999)
Merit Awards:Rhodes University (Acadmic) (2000)
Victoria Primary (Academic) (1991 – 1994)
Grahamstown Eisteddfod:Gold – Ballet Narrative (2000)
Gold – Ballet Solo (2000)
Gold – Ballet Duet (2000)
Gold – Spraak en Drama (1997)
Bronze – Art, Open design and Graphics (1994)
Gold – Ballet Solo (1993)
Bronze – Ballet Duet (1993)
Silver – Ballet Narrative (1993)
Gold – Ballet Narrative (1991)
Gold – Demi-Character Duet (1991)

Awards

CSSA Eastern Cape ICT Student of the Year Award:2005
Graduate Assistant Bursaries:2003-2005
Physics Undergraduate Assistance Bursary:2001
EEE Trust Bursary:2004-2005
NRF Grant holder Bursary:2004-2005
The Mumby Cup for the girl with the most Honour marks:1999
The Debra Locke Cup for Computer Science:1999
Die Rapportryersbeker vir Beste Senior Afrikaanse Redenaar:1999

Positions of responsibility

Vice President Of the Rhodes Univeristy Computer Users Society:2005
President of the Rhodes University Computer Users Society:2004
Secretary of the Rhodes University Computer Users Society:2003
School Prefect:1999
School Governing Body:1999
School Representative Council:1999
Chair of Matric Committee:1999
Class Captain:1996-1997, 1999

Teaching experience

2002:Tutored Computer Science 1st years
2003:Tutored Computer Science 1st and 3rd years
2004:Tutored Computer Science 3rd years
2005:Tutored Computer Science 3rd years
2007:Lectured Powerpoint to in-service teachers - Computer literacy short course
Lectured ICT strategies - BEd Honours ICT course

Work experience

2001-2004:Working as a waitress at a local Grahamstown restaurant, Gino's
2004-2005:Centre of Excellence, Rhodes University Computer Science Department, Videoconferencing technician
2005:Centre of Excellence, Rhodes University Computer Science Department, Asset Manager
2006 - present:Centre of Excellence, Rhodes University Computer Science Department, Research Assistant

Papers and publications

Work in Progress Paper, SATNAC 2004. Brandt, I., Terzoli, A., and Hodgkinson-Williams, C. (2004) “Models of Internet connectivity in previously disadvantaged Secondary schools in the Eastern Cape”. Work in Progress paper presented at the South African Telecommunication Networks and Applications Conference (SATNAC) 2004, Stellenbosch, South Africa.
Proposed Presentation for the 10th annual TechEd International Conference and Exposition – unable to attend due to lack of funding. Brandt, I., Hodgkinson-Williams, C., and Terzoli, A. (2005) “Wireless Communications in Previously Disadvantaged Secondary Schools in Grahamstown South Africa”. Conference presentation accepted for the 10th Annual Tech International Conference and Exposition, Pasadena, California, USA, 2005
Poster Presentation, World Conference in Computer Education 2005. Brandt, I., Hodgkinson-Williams, C., and Terzoli, A. (2005) “Networking the Learner: A survey of the ICT infrastructure in schools in the Grahamstown area”. Presented at the 8th World Conference in Computer Education (WCCE) 2005, Stellenbosch, South Africa.
Full Paper, SATNAC 2005. Brandt, I., Terzoli, A., and Hodgkinson-Williams, C. (2005) “Wireless communication for previously disadvantaged Secondary schools in Grahamstown, South Africa”. Presented at the South African Telecommunication Networks and Applications Conference (SATNAC) 2005, Drakensberg, South Africa.
Presentation, Emerge 2006. Hodgkinson-Williams, C., and Brandt, I. (2006) “Collaborative learning: Building a virtual community of practice to enable ICT take-up in schools in the Grahamstown District”, to be presented at Emerge 2006, online.
ICASA submission regarding the use of the band 5725 – 5875 MHz for broadband fixed wireless access
Interactive Whiteboard report and research proposal. Slay, H., Hodgkinson-Williams, C., and Brandt, I. (2006) eBeam User Study Preliminary Report Compiled for Eastern Cape Department of Education, Rhodes University.
CISSE 2006 Conference. Brandt, I., Terzoli, A., and Hodgkinson-Williams, C. (2006)“Wi-Fi as a last mile access technology and the Tragedy of the Commons”. Presented at International Joint Conferences on Computer, Information, and Systems Sciences, and Engineering (CISSE), online
CiSSE 2006 Proceedings. Brandt, I., Terzoli, A., and Hodgkinson-Williams, C. (2007) “Wi-Fi as a last mile access technology and the Tragedy of the Commons”. Published in Innovative Algorithms and Techniques in Automation, Industrial Electronics and Telecommunications, Springer. ISBN: 978-1-4020-6265-0
SATNAC Conference. Siebörger, I. and Terzoli, A. (2007) “Field testing the Alvarion BreezeMAX as a last mile access technology”. Presented at the 10th Annual Southern African Telecommunication Networks and Applications Conference (SATNAC), Sugar Beach, Mauritius.
IADIS Conference. Slay, H., Siebörger, I., and Hodgkinson-Williams, C. (2007) “An investigation into the use of Interactive Whiteboards in South African schools”. Presented at IADIS International Conference on Interfaces and Human Computer Interaction (IHCI) Lisbon, Portugal.
IJKL journal. Hodgkinson-Williams, C., Siebörger, I., and Terzoli, A. (2007) “Enabling and constraining ICT practice in secondary schools: case studies in South Africa” International Journal of Knowledge and Learning (IJKL), 3(2/3), p171 - 190.
Slay, H., Siebger, I., and Hodgkinson-Williams, C. (2008) "A feasibility study on the use of "smart" pens in teaching and learning environments in South African schools", South African Computer Journal, 40, p83 - 94
Hodgkinson-Williams, C., Slay, H., and Siebger, I. (2008) "Developing communities of practice within and outside higher education institutions", British Journal of Education Technology, 39(3), p433 - 442
Slay, H., Siebger, I., and Hodgkinson-Williams, C. (2008) "Interactive Whiteboards: Real Beauty or just 'lipstick'", Computers & Education, 51(3), p1321 - 1341
Slay, H., Siebger, I., and Hodgkinson-Williams, C. (2008) "The use of interactive whiteboards to support the creation, capture and sharing of knowledge in South African schools" Learning to Live in the Knowledge Society, 281, p19 - 26, IFIP WCC 2008, Milan, Italy, September 2008, ISBN 978-0-387-09728-2
Siebger, I., Terzoli, A., and Hodgkinson-Williams, C. (2008) "The development of ICT networks for South African schools: Two pilot studies in disadvantaged areas" Learning to Live in the Knowledge Society, 281, p 167 - 170 , IFIP WCC 2008, Milan, Italy, September 2008, ISBN 978-0-387-09728-2
Siebger, I., Slay, H., and Hodgkinson-Williams, C. (2008) "Teachers and learners perceptions of using the eBeam interactive whiteboard: A case study of three schools in the Eastern Cape of South Africa" Southern African Association for Research in Mathematics, Science and Technology Education (SAARMSTE), Reclaiming knowledge in mathematics, science and technology education, Grahamstown, South Africa
Wells, D., Siebger, I., and Irwin, B. (2008) "Location and mapping of 2.4 GHz RF transmitters" 7th annual Information Security for South Africa (ISSA 2008) Innovative minds conference, Johannesburg, South Africa, July 2008
Wells, D., Siebger, I., and Irwin, B. (2008) "Mapping the location of 2.4 GHz transmitters to achieve optimal useage of an IEEE 802.11 network" The annual South African Telecommunication Networks and Applications Conference (SATNAC 2008), Wild Coast Sun, South Africa, September 2008

Referees

  1. Professor Pat Terry (Dean of Science and Lecturer, Computer Science Department, Rhodes University, +27-46-603 8292)
  2. Mrs Caro Watkins (Departmental Manager, Computer Science Department, Rhodes University, +27-46-603 8560)
  3. Prof Alfredo Terzoli (Centre of Excellence Co-ordinator, Computer Science Department, Rhodes University, +27-46-603 8602)
  4. Prof Cheryl Hodgkinson (Senior Lecturer, Department of Education, Rhodes University, +27-46-603 8383)
  5. Mr Richard Grant (Senior Lecturer, Physics and Electronics Department, Rhodes University, +27-46-603 8452)
  6. Prof Paul Nathanson (Senior Lecturer, Physics and Electronics Department, Rhodes University, +27-46-603 8450/1)