Online learning is increasingly becoming an important way that students interact and develop the necessary values, skills and knowledge in a modern educational setting. It is therefore important to select and apply the appropriate pedagogies to this context.
A new transcontinental research project is looking at the way technology is affecting traditional campus-based degrees. As digital technology continues to influence and “disrupt” how students learn and are taught, the research by the Universities of Leeds and Cape Town will examine its effect on staff, students and employers
Dr Max Price, Vice-Chancellor of UCT recently attended the Global Universities Leaders Forum at the World Economic Forum to discuss how different universities are leveraging technology to prepare graduates for a technology-driven future. In an opinion piece, Let's flip the varsity classroom and step into the digital future in the Mail & Guardian Dr Price elaborates on various technology-focused initiatives from UCT.
Understanding the relationship between institutional culture and OER policy at a university is important in motivating academics to share their teaching materials. This is according to the research article, Institutional Culture and OER Policy: How Structure, Culture, and Agency Mediate OER Policy Potential in South African Universities, by Dr Glenda Cox and Henry Trotter of CILT.