Dr Lizette De Wet
Position
Senior Lecturer
Department
Computer Science and Informatics
Address
WWG 309
Computer Science and Informatics
IB 65
Telephone
051 4013705
Office
Mathematical Sciences Building 206
Information

Short CV

Dr. Lizette de Wet started working in the private sector after completing her Honours studies at UP – first as a treasury assistant and later as a marketing analyst. Before getting on board the UFS staff in 1995, she worked as a senior computer scientist at UNISA, where she also obtained her M.Sc. degree. 

Lizette has 20 years of experience in the academic environment. She taught a variety of subjects, namely the Introduction to computers for scientific environments, Introduction to computers for business environments, User Interfaces, Introduction to databases and database management systems, Project Management (Honours), and User Interfaces (Honours and Masters). 

Lizette also served as Programme Director for B.Sc. (IT) at the UFS for 6 years until 2008.

As far as research is concerned, Lizette has a passions for the field of Human-Computer Interaction. The research for her M.Sc. and Ph.D was done in this field. She also did quite a lot of work regarding the Electronic Patient Record, as well as on multicultural Web-design. 

She also workied with a colleague on the topic of possible computer use by Parkinsons’ patients. She also works with colleagues at the UFS Education Faculty to incorporate BCI`s in their research and to act as co-supervisor for some of their students. Her latest research involves the influence of interface agents on the teaching of computer literacy to adults, as well as on Biometrics, specifically brain-computer interaction (BCI) as a means of usability testing. She has published locally and internationally and has presented papers in various countries, e.g. Korea, USA and Italy.

In 2009 she was awarded the Prestige Award in Teaching and Learning from the Faculty of Natural and Agricultural Science at the UFS. She has successfully delivered six Masters` candidates as supervisor and two as co-supervisor and is currently supervising three Masters and four PhD students. <<<

Publications

 

(A) Accredited Journal Publications

 

DE WET, L., McDONALD, T. & PISTORIUS, G.J.  2001.  The Electronic Patient Record (EPR) in South Africa. South African Family Practice, Vol. 23: 5, pp. 5-11. August/September 2001.

 

DE WET, L. & VAN ASWEGEN, W.  2005.  Determining the Usability of Computer Input Devices by Parkinson’s Disease Sufferers, South African Family Practice, 47(1), 2005.

 

MOETI, L., DE WET, L. & BEELDERS, T.  2010.  Usability challenges of upgrading a word processor user interface. Journal for New Generation Sciences: 8(3).

 

Verkijika, S.F. & De Wet, L. (2015). Using a Brain-Computer Interface (BCI) in Reducing Math Anxiety: Evidence from South Africa. Computers & Education, 81, 113-122.

 

 

(B) Peer-Reviewed Conference Publications

 

DE WET, L., McDONALD, T., PISTORIUS, G.J.  1998. The Electronic Patient Record in General Practice – A South African Perspective.   Proceedings of the Ninth World Congress on Medical Informatics 1998, 1:9-13.

 

DE WET, L., BLIGNAUT, P.J., & BURGER, A.  2001. Comprehension and Usability Variances among Multicultural Web Users in South Africa. Proceedings of CHI-SA, September 2001.

 

DE WET, L & McDONALD, 2006. Gender and Cultural Differences (If Any!): South African School Children and Computer Games, Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Computer Games (CG 2006), Turin, Italy, May 2006.

 

Verkijika, S & De Wet, L.  2010.  A Unique and Innovative ICT Approach to Empowering Businesses in Africa.  3rd International Conference on ICT for Africa: Yaounde, Cameroon: 25 - 28 March 2010 (presentation and poster session).

 

Mabanza, N. & De Wet, L. 2010. Measuring the Usability Effect of Incorporating Educational Agents in Adult Computer Literacy Training in the South African Context. IST-Africa (Information Society Technologies in Africa) 2010: Durban, South Africa: 19 - 21 May 2010 (poster session).

 

NEL, W. & DE WET, L. 2013.  An investigation into the Internet and search engine experience of a diverse group of first year university students. Proceedings of the WWW Conference: Potchefstroom (November 2013)

 

Mabanza, N. & De Wet, L. 2014. Adult Learner Interaction with Pedagogical Interface Agents during Computer Literacy Training. Proceedings of "The 2nd International Conference on Applied Information and Communications Technology" - ICAICT 2014. ISBN: 9789351072850. Elsevier

 

Venter, MI, Van der Walt, AB & De Wet, L.  2014. The implementation of linked courses for graduate students at CUT: A pilot study. Proceedings of the SATN Annual Conference 2014.

 

DOLLMAN, G., DE WET, L. & BEELDERS, T. 2015. Commercial Brain Computer Interfaces: Potential as a Natural User Interface. Proceedings of SAICSIT 2015.

 

Nkalai, T. S., de Wet, L. and Schall, R.. 2015. Comparing the Sensor Glove and Questionnaire as Measures of Computer Anxiety. In Proceedings of the International Conference on Physiological Computing Systems (PhyCS), pp. 93-103, Angers, France: 11-13 February, 2015.

 

VENTER, M., VAN DER WALT, A., DE WET, L. & SWART, A.  2015. An Investigation of the Use of Mobile Mathematics Applications: An African Perspective. Proceedings of FIE 2015. El Paso, Texas: 22-24 October 2015.

 

VENTER, M., VAN DER WALT, A., DE WET, L. & SWART, A.  2015.  The Perceptions of Parents and Teachers toward the Use of Mobile Educational Mathematic Apps for Mathematic Instruction. Proceedings of ISTE 2015: Kruger National Park, South Africa: 25 – 30 October 2015

 

 

 

(c) Chapter in book

 

MABANZA, N. & DE WET, L.  2014. Chapter: Determining the Usability Effect of Pedagogical Interface Agents on Adult Computer Literacy Training in Ivanovic, M. & Jain, L.C. (Editors): E-Learning Paradigms and Applications – Agent-based Approach, Series 7092: 145-183. Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg

 

 

Non-Accredited Conference Publications, Proceedings and Participation

 

DU PLESSIS, A. & DE WET, L. 2010. Mens-Rekenaar Interaksie: ‘n Nuwe Dimensie, Akademie vir Wetenskap & Kuns Studentesimposium, Pretoria, SA.

 

Potgieter, L. & De Wet, L., 2010, Die assessering van die impak van virtuele opvoedkundige koppelvlak-agente op volwassenes met beperkte of geen rekenaarvaardighede, Akademie vir Wetenskap & Kuns Studentesimposium, Pretoria, SA.

 

Potgieter, L. & De Wet, L., 2011, Die assessering van die impak van virtuele opvoedkundige koppelvlak-agente op volwassenes met beperkte of geen rekenaarvaardighede, Suid-Afrikaanse Tydskrif vir Natuurwetenskap en Tegnologie 30(1), Art. #266, 1 page. http://dx.doi. org/10.4102/satnt.v30i1.266.

 

GREEFF, F., DE WET, L. & NEL, W. 2011. Die Kombinering van Fisiologiese- en Tradisionele Gebruikertoetstegnieke om Sosiale Netwerke op Verskeie Tegnologiese Platforms te Evalueer, Akademie vir Wetenskap & Kuns Studentesimposium, Pretoria, SA.

 

Potgieter, L. & De Wet, L., 2011. Evaluering van die impak van Bi-nurale Ritmes op Gebruikerprestasie met behulp van `n Brein-Rekenaar Koppelvlak , Akademie vir Wetenskap & Kuns Studentesimposium, Pretoria, SA.

 

NKALAI, T. & DE WET, L. 2011. Comparing the Sensor Glove and Eye-Tracker as Alternatives to Measure Computer Anxiety, SAICSIT 2011 Post-graduate Student Symposium, Cape Town, SA.

 

DOLLMAN, G., DE WET, L. & BEELDERS, T. 2011. The effects of access to technology on the usability of a BCI, SAICSIT 2011 Post-graduate Student Symposium, Cape Town, SA.

 

DE WET, L., GREEFF, F. & NEL, W. 2012. Comparing Questionnaire and Physiological Usability Testing Results for a Social Network. Proceedings of the International Conference on Innovations of Information System & Computer Engineering (ECIISCE 2012), Vienna, Austria. May 2012.

 

DOLLMAN, G., DE WET, L. & BEELDERS, T. 2013. Effectiveness with EEG BCIs: Exposure to Traditional Input Methods as a Factor of Performance. Short paper presented at SAICSIT 2013 conference.

 

Nel, W. & De Wet, L., 2014, ‘Dubbelsinnige Websoekstringe: ’n Vergelyking van Soekenjins en Gebruikersinteraksies’, Suid-Afrikaanse Tydskrif vir Natuurwetenskap en Tegnologie33(1), Art. #1021, 1 p

Publications (Short List)

(A) Accredited Journal Publications

 

DE WET, L., McDONALD, T. & PISTORIUS, G.J.  2001.  The Electronic Patient Record (EPR) in South Africa. South African Family Practice, Vol. 23: 5, pp. 5-11. August/September 2001.

 

DE WET, L. & VAN ASWEGEN, W.  2005.  Determining the Usability of Computer Input Devices by Parkinson’s Disease Sufferers, South African Family Practice, 47(1), 2005.

 

MOETI, L., DE WET, L. & BEELDERS, T.  2010.  Usability challenges of upgrading a word processor user interface. Journal for New Generation Sciences: 8(3).

 

Verkijika, S.F. & De Wet, L. (2015). Using a Brain-Computer Interface (BCI) in Reducing Math Anxiety: Evidence from South Africa. Computers & Education, 81, 113-122.

 

 

(B) Peer-Reviewed Conference Publications

 

DE WET, L., McDONALD, T., PISTORIUS, G.J.  1998. The Electronic Patient Record in General Practice – A South African Perspective.   Proceedings of the Ninth World Congress on Medical Informatics 1998, 1:9-13.

 

DE WET, L., BLIGNAUT, P.J., & BURGER, A.  2001. Comprehension and Usability Variances among Multicultural Web Users in South Africa. Proceedings of CHI-SA, September 2001.

 

DE WET, L & McDONALD, 2006. Gender and Cultural Differences (If Any!): South African School Children and Computer Games, Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Computer Games (CG 2006), Turin, Italy, May 2006.

 

Verkijika, S & De Wet, L.  2010.  A Unique and Innovative ICT Approach to Empowering Businesses in Africa.  3rd International Conference on ICT for Africa: Yaounde, Cameroon: 25 - 28 March 2010 (presentation and poster session).

 

Mabanza, N. & De Wet, L. 2010. Measuring the Usability Effect of Incorporating Educational Agents in Adult Computer Literacy Training in the South African Context. IST-Africa (Information Society Technologies in Africa) 2010: Durban, South Africa: 19 - 21 May 2010 (poster session).

 

NEL, W. & DE WET, L. 2013.  An investigation into the Internet and search engine experience of a diverse group of first year university students. Proceedings of the WWW Conference: Potchefstroom (November 2013)

 

Mabanza, N. & De Wet, L. 2014. Adult Learner Interaction with Pedagogical Interface Agents during Computer Literacy Training. Proceedings of "The 2nd International Conference on Applied Information and Communications Technology" - ICAICT 2014. ISBN: 9789351072850. Elsevier

 

Venter, MI, Van der Walt, AB & De Wet, L.  2014. The implementation of linked courses for graduate students at CUT: A pilot study. Proceedings of the SATN Annual Conference 2014.

 

DOLLMAN, G., DE WET, L. & BEELDERS, T. 2015. Commercial Brain Computer Interfaces: Potential as a Natural User Interface. Proceedings of SAICSIT 2015.

 

Nkalai, T. S., de Wet, L. and Schall, R.. 2015. Comparing the Sensor Glove and Questionnaire as Measures of Computer Anxiety. In Proceedings of the International Conference on Physiological Computing Systems (PhyCS), pp. 93-103, Angers, France: 11-13 February, 2015.

 

VENTER, M., VAN DER WALT, A., DE WET, L. & SWART, A.  2015. An Investigation of the Use of Mobile Mathematics Applications: An African Perspective. Proceedings of FIE 2015. El Paso, Texas: 22-24 October 2015.

 

VENTER, M., VAN DER WALT, A., DE WET, L. & SWART, A.  2015.  The Perceptions of Parents and Teachers toward the Use of Mobile Educational Mathematic Apps for Mathematic Instruction. Proceedings of ISTE 2015: Kruger National Park, South Africa: 25 – 30 October 2015

 

 

 

(c) Chapter in book

 

MABANZA, N. & DE WET, L.  2014. Chapter: Determining the Usability Effect of Pedagogical Interface Agents on Adult Computer Literacy Training in Ivanovic, M. & Jain, L.C. (Editors): E-Learning Paradigms and Applications – Agent-based Approach, Series 7092: 145-183. Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg

 

 

Non-Accredited Conference Publications, Proceedings and Participation

 

DU PLESSIS, A. & DE WET, L. 2010. Mens-Rekenaar Interaksie: ‘n Nuwe Dimensie, Akademie vir Wetenskap & Kuns Studentesimposium, Pretoria, SA.

 

Potgieter, L. & De Wet, L., 2010, Die assessering van die impak van virtuele opvoedkundige koppelvlak-agente op volwassenes met beperkte of geen rekenaarvaardighede, Akademie vir Wetenskap & Kuns Studentesimposium, Pretoria, SA.

 

Potgieter, L. & De Wet, L., 2011, Die assessering van die impak van virtuele opvoedkundige koppelvlak-agente op volwassenes met beperkte of geen rekenaarvaardighede, Suid-Afrikaanse Tydskrif vir Natuurwetenskap en Tegnologie 30(1), Art. #266, 1 page. http://dx.doi. org/10.4102/satnt.v30i1.266.

 

GREEFF, F., DE WET, L. & NEL, W. 2011. Die Kombinering van Fisiologiese- en Tradisionele Gebruikertoetstegnieke om Sosiale Netwerke op Verskeie Tegnologiese Platforms te Evalueer, Akademie vir Wetenskap & Kuns Studentesimposium, Pretoria, SA.

 

Potgieter, L. & De Wet, L., 2011. Evaluering van die impak van Bi-nurale Ritmes op Gebruikerprestasie met behulp van `n Brein-Rekenaar Koppelvlak , Akademie vir Wetenskap & Kuns Studentesimposium, Pretoria, SA.

 

NKALAI, T. & DE WET, L. 2011. Comparing the Sensor Glove and Eye-Tracker as Alternatives to Measure Computer Anxiety, SAICSIT 2011 Post-graduate Student Symposium, Cape Town, SA.

 

DOLLMAN, G., DE WET, L. & BEELDERS, T. 2011. The effects of access to technology on the usability of a BCI, SAICSIT 2011 Post-graduate Student Symposium, Cape Town, SA.

 

DE WET, L., GREEFF, F. & NEL, W. 2012. Comparing Questionnaire and Physiological Usability Testing Results for a Social Network. Proceedings of the International Conference on Innovations of Information System & Computer Engineering (ECIISCE 2012), Vienna, Austria. May 2012.

 

DOLLMAN, G., DE WET, L. & BEELDERS, T. 2013. Effectiveness with EEG BCIs: Exposure to Traditional Input Methods as a Factor of Performance. Short paper presented at SAICSIT 2013 conference.

 

Nel, W. & De Wet, L., 2014, ‘Dubbelsinnige Websoekstringe: ’n Vergelyking van Soekenjins en Gebruikersinteraksies’, Suid-Afrikaanse Tydskrif vir Natuurwetenskap en Tegnologie33(1), Art. #1021, 1 page

Research

(A) Accredited Journal Publications

 

DE WET, L., McDONALD, T. & PISTORIUS, G.J.  2001.  The Electronic Patient Record (EPR) in South Africa. South African Family Practice, Vol. 23: 5, pp. 5-11. August/September 2001.

 

DE WET, L. & VAN ASWEGEN, W.  2005.  Determining the Usability of Computer Input Devices by Parkinson’s Disease Sufferers, South African Family Practice, 47(1), 2005.

 

MOETI, L., DE WET, L. & BEELDERS, T.  2010.  Usability challenges of upgrading a word processor user interface. Journal for New Generation Sciences: 8(3).

 

Verkijika, S.F. & De Wet, L. (2015). Using a Brain-Computer Interface (BCI) in Reducing Math Anxiety: Evidence from South Africa. Computers & Education, 81, 113-122.

 

 

(B) Peer-Reviewed Conference Publications

 

DE WET, L., McDONALD, T., PISTORIUS, G.J.  1998. The Electronic Patient Record in General Practice – A South African Perspective.   Proceedings of the Ninth World Congress on Medical Informatics 1998, 1:9-13.

 

DE WET, L., BLIGNAUT, P.J., & BURGER, A.  2001. Comprehension and Usability Variances among Multicultural Web Users in South Africa. Proceedings of CHI-SA, September 2001.

 

DE WET, L & McDONALD, 2006. Gender and Cultural Differences (If Any!): South African School Children and Computer Games, Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Computer Games (CG 2006), Turin, Italy, May 2006.

 

Verkijika, S & De Wet, L.  2010.  A Unique and Innovative ICT Approach to Empowering Businesses in Africa.  3rd International Conference on ICT for Africa: Yaounde, Cameroon: 25 - 28 March 2010 (presentation and poster session).

 

Mabanza, N. & De Wet, L. 2010. Measuring the Usability Effect of Incorporating Educational Agents in Adult Computer Literacy Training in the South African Context. IST-Africa (Information Society Technologies in Africa) 2010: Durban, South Africa: 19 - 21 May 2010 (poster session).

 

NEL, W. & DE WET, L. 2013.  An investigation into the Internet and search engine experience of a diverse group of first year university students. Proceedings of the WWW Conference: Potchefstroom (November 2013)

 

Mabanza, N. & De Wet, L. 2014. Adult Learner Interaction with Pedagogical Interface Agents during Computer Literacy Training. Proceedings of "The 2nd International Conference on Applied Information and Communications Technology" - ICAICT 2014. ISBN: 9789351072850. Elsevier

 

Venter, MI, Van der Walt, AB & De Wet, L.  2014. The implementation of linked courses for graduate students at CUT: A pilot study. Proceedings of the SATN Annual Conference 2014.

 

DOLLMAN, G., DE WET, L. & BEELDERS, T. 2015. Commercial Brain Computer Interfaces: Potential as a Natural User Interface. Proceedings of SAICSIT 2015.

 

Nkalai, T. S., de Wet, L. and Schall, R.. 2015. Comparing the Sensor Glove and Questionnaire as Measures of Computer Anxiety. In Proceedings of the International Conference on Physiological Computing Systems (PhyCS), pp. 93-103, Angers, France: 11-13 February, 2015.

 

VENTER, M., VAN DER WALT, A., DE WET, L. & SWART, A.  2015. An Investigation of the Use of Mobile Mathematics Applications: An African Perspective. Proceedings of FIE 2015. El Paso, Texas: 22-24 October 2015.

 

VENTER, M., VAN DER WALT, A., DE WET, L. & SWART, A.  2015.  The Perceptions of Parents and Teachers toward the Use of Mobile Educational Mathematic Apps for Mathematic Instruction. Proceedings of ISTE 2015: Kruger National Park, South Africa: 25 – 30 October 2015

 

 

 

(c) Chapter in book

 

MABANZA, N. & DE WET, L.  2014. Chapter: Determining the Usability Effect of Pedagogical Interface Agents on Adult Computer Literacy Training in Ivanovic, M. & Jain, L.C. (Editors): E-Learning Paradigms and Applications – Agent-based Approach, Series 7092: 145-183. Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg

 

 

Non-Accredited Conference Publications, Proceedings and Participation

 

DU PLESSIS, A. & DE WET, L. 2010. Mens-Rekenaar Interaksie: ‘n Nuwe Dimensie, Akademie vir Wetenskap & Kuns Studentesimposium, Pretoria, SA.

 

Potgieter, L. & De Wet, L., 2010, Die assessering van die impak van virtuele opvoedkundige koppelvlak-agente op volwassenes met beperkte of geen rekenaarvaardighede, Akademie vir Wetenskap & Kuns Studentesimposium, Pretoria, SA.

 

Potgieter, L. & De Wet, L., 2011, Die assessering van die impak van virtuele opvoedkundige koppelvlak-agente op volwassenes met beperkte of geen rekenaarvaardighede, Suid-Afrikaanse Tydskrif vir Natuurwetenskap en Tegnologie 30(1), Art. #266, 1 page. http://dx.doi. org/10.4102/satnt.v30i1.266.

 

GREEFF, F., DE WET, L. & NEL, W. 2011. Die Kombinering van Fisiologiese- en Tradisionele Gebruikertoetstegnieke om Sosiale Netwerke op Verskeie Tegnologiese Platforms te Evalueer, Akademie vir Wetenskap & Kuns Studentesimposium, Pretoria, SA.

 

Potgieter, L. & De Wet, L., 2011. Evaluering van die impak van Bi-nurale Ritmes op Gebruikerprestasie met behulp van `n Brein-Rekenaar Koppelvlak , Akademie vir Wetenskap & Kuns Studentesimposium, Pretoria, SA.

 

NKALAI, T. & DE WET, L. 2011. Comparing the Sensor Glove and Eye-Tracker as Alternatives to Measure Computer Anxiety, SAICSIT 2011 Post-graduate Student Symposium, Cape Town, SA.

 

DOLLMAN, G., DE WET, L. & BEELDERS, T. 2011. The effects of access to technology on the usability of a BCI, SAICSIT 2011 Post-graduate Student Symposium, Cape Town, SA.

 

DE WET, L., GREEFF, F. & NEL, W. 2012. Comparing Questionnaire and Physiological Usability Testing Results for a Social Network. Proceedings of the International Conference on Innovations of Information System & Computer Engineering (ECIISCE 2012), Vienna, Austria. May 2012.

 

DOLLMAN, G., DE WET, L. & BEELDERS, T. 2013. Effectiveness with EEG BCIs: Exposure to Traditional Input Methods as a Factor of Performance. Short paper presented at SAICSIT 2013 conference.

 

Nel, W. & De Wet, L., 2014, ‘Dubbelsinnige Websoekstringe: ’n Vergelyking van Soekenjins en Gebruikersinteraksies’, Suid-Afrikaanse Tydskrif vir Natuurwetenskap en Tegnologie33(1), Art. #1021, 1 page

Area(s) of Interest

EPR (Electronic Patient Record)
Human-Computer Interaction (HCI)
User Interfaces
Multicultural aspects in program/web design
Medical computer applications (Parkinsons’ research) 
Interface agents (influence on adult computer literacy)
Biometrics as a means of usability testing

Brain-Computer Interaction (BCI)

Area(s) of Expertise

Elektroniese Pasiënt Rekords (EPR)

Mens-Rekenaar Interaksie (MRI)

Courses Presented

Introduction to computers for scientific environments
Introduction to computers for business environments
User Interfaces (2nd years) - currently
Introduction to databases and database management systems
Project Management (Honours)
User Interfaces (Honours & Masters) - currently

Community Service

Work with students at the MUCCP in computer anxiety and computer literacy training with the aid of interface agents

Parkinson`s research


FACULTY CONTACT

Faculty Manager: Velaphi Makgwahla
T: + 27 51 401 3199
E: makgwahlamvt@ufs.ac.za

Marketing Manager: Elfrieda Lötter
T: +27 51 401 2531
E: lottere@ufs.ac.za

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