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How One African University Has Extended Its Reach Across the Continent and Beyond
In the grand MOOC experiment, there are a few universities that stand out for their contributions to the new worldwide learning ecosystem.
Three UCT MOOCs in Top 50 MOOCs of All Time 2017
Three UCT MOOCs in Top 50 MOOCs of All Time 2017
MOOC aggregator Class Central has ranked three UCT MOOCs in its list of Top 50 MOOCs of All Time 2017
Graduation by mycarmcarm on www.pixabay.com
Emergence and role of private providers in the South African Higher Education landscape
The Unbundled University research project examines what constitutes the ‘unbundled university’ & considers the intersection of marketisation, digital technologies & the notion of unbundling.
Writing your World: Finding yourself in the academic space
Writing your World: Finding yourself in the academic space
This new free online course helps to familiarise prospective students of all ages with university expectations, particularly with regard to academic writing in English.
Laptop rollout UCT - photo by Robyn Walker
Free laptops for hundreds of first-year students
Over 800 delighted first-year students on financial aid have received free laptops and backpacks thanks to a campus-wide initiative...
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Friday, 19 January 2018
A/Prof Alan Cliff
Course design in Higher Education

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.

Publication Date:
Monday, April 3, 2017 - 10:30
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Cape Town and Leeds to study role of technology in the future of higher education

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

Publication Date:
Wednesday, March 8, 2017 - 08:00
The first recipient of a laptop
Leveraging technology to prepare graduates for a technology-driven future

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.

Publication Date:
Wednesday, March 1, 2017 - 08:15
Henry Trotter and Dr Glenda Cox presenting on institutional culture and OER policy
The relationship between Institutional Culture and OER Policy

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.

Publication Date:
Monday, February 20, 2017 - 16:00

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