To list only a few projects

Backchat audio feedback tool

Backchat is an e-assessment tool that allows the user to create pre-recorded feedback for frequent errors and merge it seamlessly with unique comments. It also allows for the work of certain students to be flagged for issues like suspected plagiarism, language use or other user-allocateable categories. It allows for the use of a marking rubric and keeps track of most frequently used feedback tags. It is set up to work off-line, but to store files in a format that can easily be uploaded to most LMSs.

Read more on NWU article.

Maths Whartels: Maths boardgame

Leaders in Innovation Fellowships - Article on Royal Academy of Engineering's website: Dr Petro Erasmus: Taking Maths Whartels to new heights

A board game and app to improve achievement in mathematics.


Based on her research, Dr Petro Eramus created Maths Whartels to improve students' maths achievement.

It includes techniques used in play therapy, such as board games, as well as an app, to optimise learning and understanding.

The Royal Academy of Engineering interviewed Petro about her innovation.  

Read the full interview here.



Moonshine Reflective Livestock Spray-paint

North West villager invents reflective livestock spray-paint, up for awards!



TRADE: Trade and Development Research Entity

YouTube-video of the TRADE-DSM Innovation that was developed and commercialised with the help of the TTIS department.