Francke, Errol Dr

Franckee@cput.ac.za

Dr Francke is the domain leader of the Access Domain in the Department of IT at CPUT (Cape Peninsula University of Technology) in Cape Town.

His research areas are:

  1. Human-Digital Interaction: Human interaction with digital and creative technologies, and the impact digital and creative technologies have on humans, social issues, and development;

The sub theme is “Achieving growth and development through ICT and innovation” with particular focus on how ICT and innovation could assist with:

a.  Peace and Security for women, children and the elderly

b.  Youth unemployment and career choices

  1. Digital Realities: Alternative, augmented and virtual reality made possible through digital technology.

The sub theme is “Achieving growth and development through 4IR technologies” with particular focus on how 4IR technologies could assist with:

  1. Alleviation of Poverty and Inequality
  2. Skills Development for youth and unemployed
  3. Alternative teaching and learning opportunities through AR and VRCompleted research project titles:
    • “A Smart City for a Smart Continent.”
    • “The potential contribution of Artificial Intelligence to plagiarism: a higher education perspective.”
    • “Educating the Millennial Learner: A Case of Collaborative Learning with Augmented Reality.”
    • “Entrepreneurial development in South Africa through innovation: A model for poverty alleviation.”
    • “Meeting the Challenge of Educating the Digitally Engaged Student at a University of Technology in South Africa.”
    • “Size and shape of the mobile applications development industry in the Western Cape.”