Upasana Singh

Upasana Singh

Location: south africa

About me

Dr Upasana Singh is the Academic Leader and a Senior Lecturer in the Discipline of Information Systems and Technology at the University of KwaZulu Natal, Westville Campus, in Durban South Africa. She is also appointed as an Adjunct Senior Lecturer at the Victorian Institute of Technology, Australia. She has a keen interest in Educational Technologies and has served as lead researcher in a number of international research projects on Digital Teaching, Learning, and Assessment. Her research profile includes 8 Journal Papers, 5 Book Chapters, and 15 Conference Papers in internationally accredited conferences. Besides serving as a keynote speaker at over 25 international conferences and webinars, she is the convener and chair of the International Conference on Digital Teaching, Learning, and Assessment (digiTAL 2K). Dr. Upasana Singh completed her Fellowship in “Teaching Advancement in Universities” (TAU), from the CHE in 2019. Since 2018, she has championed over 1500 academics in South Africa, Mauritius, India, and Malaysia, in the adoption and design of digital teaching and assessment. 

She is currently editing a book that contributes to the scholarship on the creative adoption of technology to support online teaching, learning, and assessment by providing a platform to validate the need for, and strengthen, the academic voice, in the continuing transition in higher education. During the pandemic, she has developed 3 conceptual models emerging from her research of the transition to online learning for academics, students, and females. She has been the recipient of a number of research grants, the most recent being a substantial grant from the National Research Foundation (NRF) in South Africa, for a collaborative research project focusing on Digital Capital at South African Higher Education Institutions (HEI)s. She is nominated as her College representative on the Higher Education Leadership and Management Programme in 2021.



digital teaching, learning and assessment


digital practitioner and trainer


While technology is a great enabler, the choice of the correct assessment tool must be based on the pedagogy and module content. Using a tool just because everyone else is adopting it, does not necessarily make it the best fit for what you need to assess.

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