Leaders urged to work towards digital knowledge parity
Speaking at the 13th International Conference and Exhibition on ICT for Education, Training and Skills Development in Kigali, Czerniewicz said African governments should rethink online power dynamics.
Rethinking university rankings
Associate Professor Suellen Shay says we need to talk about quality (and inequality) of teaching. Originally published in The Conversation.
One Button Studio
The One Button Studio (OBS) is an automated video recording venue that requires no technical skills on how to use camera and audio equipment, you simply press a button and start talking.
The Unbundled University, the Market and Digital Technology
CILT's own MOOC launched: The Unbundled University, the Market and Digital Technology. Discover the phenomenon of unbundling and how it affects higher education **In partnership with the University of Leeds, UK
Four step-by-step Guides from OpenUCT
The Guides are all freely available from the OpenUCT repository; while aimed at UCT, global feedback has confirmed their value in universities throughout the world.
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Friday, 23 August 2019
Critical social issues part of mainstream curriculum

‘Social Infrastructures: engaging with community for change’ (SI) - has been developed via a partnership between EBE and CHED and has its roots in UCT’s Global Citizenship programme (GC) (see www.globalcitizen.uct.ac.za). The course counts as an 18-credit Humanities Complementary Studies Elective for EBE degrees.

Publication Date:
Mon, 19 Aug 2019 - 09:45
UCT’s 20th MOOC delivers inclusivity

Delivering the University of Cape Town’s (UCT) 20th Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) is certainly cause for celebration. In just four years, the Centre for Innovation in Learning and Teachingʼs (CILT) previous 19 free online courses, covering topics ranging from social innovation to fintech, climate change and clinical research, have reached over 250 000 self-motivated students.

Publication Date:
Wed, 07 Aug 2019 - 17:15
Fighting the power in hip hop and scholarship

"CHED’s Centre for Innovation in Learning and Teaching has been doing innovative work on open education resources, open scholarship and open-access alternatives.

The impact of this will extend beyond scholarship: The cost of knowledge for students will be reduced and by decommodifying knowledge, Haupt argued, knowledge is decolonised."

Publication Date:
Tue, 06 Aug 2019 - 09:15
Teaching and learning through community engagement

While there are challenges to community-engaged teaching and learning (CETL), the motivation for and benefits of undertaking it are encouraging, according to research conducted by Rutendo Furusa and Associate Professor Janice McMillanfrom the Centre for Innovation in Learning and Teaching (CILT).

Furusa and McMillan presented their findings at the University of Cape Town’s (UCT) 2019 Teaching and Learning Conference, on Thursday, 11 July. Their presentation was titled “Engaging the wider context: community-engaged teaching and learning as emergent practice”.

Publication Date:
Tue, 30 Jul 2019 - 09:45