Johann Hugo

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Senior Secondary Certificate. Dirkie Uys High School, Moorreesburg, 1972
BA (FA)(Graphic Design). US, 1977.
Diploma in Tertiary Education (DTE). UNISA, 1981.
M.Ed (Didactics). UNISA, 1982.
• Research topic: Graphic icons in tertiary education.
D.Ed (Didactics). US, 1989.
• Research topic: Media-enhanced learning in medical education.
Ph.D (Didactics). US, 1997.
• Research topic: Appropriate communication for health education in developing communities.


• Departmental Leadership, 1987.
• Multimedia Learning Technologies, 1990.
• Designing Open Learning Materials, 1996.
• Promoting Independent Study through Self-instructional Print Media, 1998.
• Conduct Outcomes-based Assessment, 2003. (Assessor Registration No AHU20630).
• Conduct Moderation of Outcomes-based Assessment, 2004 (Moderator Registration No MHU20630).
• Evaluating Learning Program Submissions for CHE Accreditation, 2005.
• Quality Management Learning Systems, 2007.

RECTOR and PART-TIME LECTURER, Prestige Academy (2004 to date)

Modules responsible for teaching:
• Research Methodology
• Applied Research (Supervision)
• Contextual InfoDesign
• Contemporary Local VisCom
• Corporate Event Management (Adventure Teambuilding & Adventure Programme Design).

ASSESSOR, AIDS Risk Management in the Workplace. ICG (2004 to date).

FREELANCE CONSULTANT, Health promotion, communication and education (2000 -2003).

PART-TIME LECTURER, Stellenbosch University
• Health Promotion (MBChB, 1988-2011; MPhil in Rehabilitation Studies, 2008 – 2011).
• Didactics (Postgraduate Diploma in Nursing Education, 1986 to date).
• Educational Technology (MPhil in Higher Education, 1986-2012).
• Health Education (BSc Dietetics, 1986-2010).

SENIOR EDUCATIONAL TECHNOLOGY ADVISOR, Centre for University Education (Uni-Ed), US (1998-2000).

MEDIA DIRECTOR, Bureau for Medical and Dental Education (BMDE), US (1986-1997).

SENIOR INSTRUCTIONAL DEVELOPMENT OFFICER, Bureau for Staff Development, Port Elizabeth Technikon (now NMMU) (1984-1985).

LECTURER/SENIOR LECTURER: Graphic Design & Photography, Free State Technikon (now CUT)(1981-1983).

GRAPHIC DESIGNER, Bureau for Medical and Dental Education (BMDE), US (1978-1980).

• Curriculum/learning program design and accreditation (60% of workload).
• Quality assurance, quality reviews/audits and improvement (30% of workload).
• Academic planning for programme delivery based on the Institutional Teaching-Learning Policy and curriculum delivery frameworks (Meso and Micro level).
• Inputs in strategic business planning.
• Academic staff development.
• Assessor and moderator in various programme modules.
• Assessor and moderator training.
• Annual staff performance appraisal.
• Policy writing and review.
• Recognition of Prior Learning and Credit Transfer.
• Chair of institutional committees.
• Student leadership development
• SRC strategic planning and teambuilding.
• Supervising research assignments in final year degree programmes.
• Mentoring of novice researchers.
• Part-timer lecturer in various disciplines and programs (undergraduate and postgraduate).
• External examiner for Masters and PhD students at various universities.
• Writing and quality assurance of course and study guides
• Alumni survey.


STUDY LEADER and CO-STUDY SUPERVISOR for a number of Masters and PhD candidates at
• Faculty of Education, US
• Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences, US
• Internal and External Examiner for Masters and PhD candidates, US, UCT, CUT, TUT, UKZN since 2000.



MEMBER OF AUDIT PANEL, media support services at Cape Technikon (1989).

MEMBER OF AUDIT PANEL, programme delivery at a private training provider, on behalf of US Nursing Division (2012)

International Union of Health Education and Promotion (IUHPE).
International Visual Literacy Association (IVLA), 1998-2003.
SAARDHE (the South African Assoc for Research and Development in Higher Education), 1986-2003.

• Fifteen papers and poster presentations at national and international conferences

• Ten articles in scientific journals
• MEDIAMED 2000. Selected Papers and Group Discussion Reports. Conference Proceedings: Media in Medical, Dental and Community Health Education for the Year 2000. BMDE 1989, University of Stellenbosch
• Satelliet-gebaseerde Interaktiewe Televisie in Afstandsonderwys. Handleiding vir dosente. Division for University Education, University of Stellenbosch (1998).
• Author of learning support materials (grade 4-9) for the Life Orientation Curriculum in South Africa (Extreme Life Programme by Protea Publishers).
• Author and scriptwriter of the AIDSolutions in Business program, INTEC College.
• Author of Quality Management Policy for Pearson Achievement Education Solutions (PEAS).
• HIV/AIDS Policy for Western Cape Education Department
• Research Supervision Guide, Prestige Academy
• Learning Programme Design Guide, Prestige Academy
• Main author of textbook on Technology-mediated Health Sciences Education (in print).
• Author of textbook on learning enhancement and student success in process.

Director, Lifeskills 2000 and Beyond (Section 21 Company) (2000-2006).
Facilitator, Youth Leadership Development Programme. Saxonsea Primary School, Atlantis (2002).

Johann’s talk at Congress will be about Visual Literacy.  He can be contacted at or

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