Dr Riana Steyn

Riana has been with the University of Pretoria (UP) for the last 13 years after she returned to academia from industry. She is currently a full-time senior lecturer in the Department of Informatics. Throughout the years, Riana has engaged numerous students by presenting both undergraduate and postgraduate modules. She has published various articles based on her teaching experiences over the last few years. She has also supervised many students on masters as well as PhD level. Her research focuses mainly on technology in education within the business analysis and design space, and how she can engage students more effectively whilst still delivering good quality content. Her different approach to teaching was born from the Entrepreneurial research she is also passionate about. Her PhD focused specifically on entrepreneurs. Here she developed a framework for SMEs to engage more effectively with technology as well as developing an e-skills for entrepreneurs’ course which focuses on effective technology engagement to create sustainable businesses. She is still actively involved in entrepreneurial research in the South African context. She has also been a National Research Fund (NRF) Y-Rated researcher since 2020.

She is also a UP Teaching Excellence Laureates’ recipient (2019) as well as an Association of Information Systems’ Award for Innovation in Teaching recipient (2018), an international award. She is also the IFIP TC 3 South African representative.


Events that was hosted by Dr Riana Steyn

Event Start Date CPD Hours Status
Excel Series: Excel Skills to Improve Forecasting,... 06 December 2021 2
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Excel Series: Useful Excel Skills to Improve Produ... 23 November 2021 2
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Essential Excel Skills Series - 2021 15 November 2021 2
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Excel Series: Excel Essentials for Tax Accountants... 15 November 2021 2
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Webinars on Demand presented by Dr Riana Steyn

Title Hours
Excel Series: Excel Essentials for Tax Accountants (Part 1) - 2021 2
Excel Series: Useful Excel Skills to Improve Productivity (Part 2) - 2021 2
Excel Series: Excel Skills to Improve Forecasting, Decision-Making and Client Reporting (Part 3) - 2021 2
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