This May Cape Town hosted the Annual Apereo Africa Conference. The Apereo Foundation supports and develops software that is used in thousands of educational institutions across the globe. At the conference Dr Cheryl Brown of CILT, who is also a member of the Board of Directors of Apereo, chaired a panel discussion entitled “The use of e-learning as a means of delivering teaching to students during the #feesmustfall crisis in South Africa in 2016”.
UCT staff have the opportunity to apply for a free online professional development course Facilitating Online. It provides a solid foundation for facilitating online events and courses. The next course starts on 19 June and runs until 11 August
Thursday 4 May 2017 saw the launch of the very first New Academics’ Transitions Regional Colloquium at the University of Cape Town. The Colloquium brought together new academics from UCT, the Cape Peninsula University of Technology, Stellenbosch University and the University of the Western Cape.
Lecture recording, was introduced as a supplementary resource to assist students, and is now available in 80 venues at UCT. It has recently been upgraded to include multiple playback options and formats of videos among other things.