Janet Small

(Acting Coordinator)

Team: Course and Curriculum Design

Janet is a member of the CILT MOOC Implementation Team. Her experience in educational design is wide ranging - including educational offerings for different audiences (older adults, students and working people), various purposes (such as Summer School, professional development, short courses, popular education workshops) and forms of provision (face2face, blended and online). With Associate Professor Alan Cliff, Janet is also responsible for helping to support the Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) systems at UCT. She has a masters degree in adult education and is passionate about lifelong learning. She is also a serial MOOC-taker. 



Contact details
021 650 4469
Room 7.38.12, Floor 7, PD Hahn Building


Recent publications

Walji, S; Deacon, A; Small, J & Czerniewicz, L. (2016) Learning through engagement: MOOCs as an emergent form of provision in the Distance Education, 37(2), 208-223. VoR,, MS at

Glover, M; Czerniewicz, L; Walji, S; Deacon, A; Small, J. (2016) Approaches from the literature: Activity Theory, new tools and changing educators' practices. Poster for presentation at Higher Education Learning and Teaching Association of Southern Africa, North West University, Potchefstroom, South Africa, 17 - 20 November 2015.

Czerniewicz, L.; Deacon, A.; Small, J. & Walji, S. (2014). Developing world MOOCs: a curriculum view of the MOOC landscape, Journal of Global Literacies, Technologies, and Emerging Pedagogies (JOGLTEP) Vol. 2, Issue 3, July 2014

Deacon, Small & Pallitt (2013) Global Citizenship badges: Using gamification to recognizenon-formal learning in a university context
Presented at the 15th Annual Conference on World Wide Web Applications, Cape Town, September 2013


Related links:

e-Merge Africa - Developing World MOOCs workshop