Professor Irene Govender

Telephone   +27 31 260 2660
Fax +27 31 260 7251
Building & Room
M Block - M130
Bio :
  • C NRF Rated Researcher: South African National Research Foundation (NRF)
  • Published in excess of 50 articles in peer-reviewed, accredited journals and conference proceedings, since 2006
  •  Peer reviewer for journals and conferences, namely, Computers & Education, Electronic journal of IS in Developing countries, SA Computer Journal, African Journal of Maths, Science, & Technology Education, African journal of Science, Technology, Innovation & Development, SAARMSTE, SAICIT, SACLA and ISTE.
  •  Currently - the academic Leader for the discipline of Information Systems and Technology. Have taught a number of undergraduate modules and post graduate modules in the discipline – Advanced Systems Analysis, Networking, Security for information systems, research methodology and personal and mobile information systems which involves java programming and app development 
AL for IST
Associate Professor  

PhD – Computer Science Education – UNISA 
MSc - Computer Science –UNISA 
BSc(Honours)- Computer Science- UDW 
BSc - Computer Science & Mathematics-UNISA


JSED- Mathematics & Physics -SCE 

Honours module – Personal and Mobile information Systems


  • IS and T educational issues
  • e-Learning including mobile Learning
  • Computer Science Education
  • Programming – OOP 
  • ICT4D 
  • Kumar, D & Govender, I (2016). Bringing Agile Practices to the Classroom: Students’ voices of the 3rd year project implementation. AJSTID (Accepted) 
  • Baridam, B & Govender, I (2016). The Role of Information and Communication Policies in the Governance of the Healthcare Sector. Risk Governance and Control Journal, 6( ). (Accepted)
  •  Moodley, T & Govender, I (2016). Factors Influencing Academic Use of Internet Banking Services: An Empirical Study. AJSTID, 8(1), 43-51. 
  • Skea, B & Govender, I. (2015). Teachers’ Understanding of E-Safety: An Exploratory Case In KZN South Africa. The Electronic Journal of Information Systems in Developing Countries, 70(5), 1-17. 
  • Govender, I. & Mhkize, M. (2015). E-Learning in Place of Face-to-face Lectures: an Exploratory Study of Students’ Perceptions. Alternation 22(1), 183-203. 


  • Ginger, L & Govender, I. (2016). Understanding socio-technical interaction in implementation of ICT in schools: Case study of Maputo Province, Mozambique. In Proceedings of 24th Annual conference SAARMSTE, Tswane university of Pretoria, 11-14 January 2016. 
  • Chaka, JG & Govender, I (2016). Students’ Perceptions of Mobile Learning: The Case of Colleges of Education in Nigeria. In Proceedings of 24th Annual conference SAARMSTE, Tswane university of Pretoria, 11-14 January 2016. 
  • Govender, D.W. & Govender, I. (2014). A Review of The Use of a Learning Management System for Teaching in Secondary Schools: Insights from A South African Case. EDULEARN14, Spain. 
  • Govender, D.W. & Govender, I. (2013). On-Site Professional Development for Information Technology (IT) Teachers: A South African Case Study International Conference on Advanced Education Technology and Management Science (AETMS2013), Hong Kong. 
  • Govender, I. & Dlamini, N. (2013). Virtual Worlds for Learning: Students’ Perspective. E-Learn 2013 World conference on E-Learning, October 21-24, Las Vegas USA
Dr Irene Govender publications

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