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Academics conflicted by blended learning during protests
Fri, 03 Aug 2018 - 09:00

UCT academics expressed mixed feelings about blended learning, which was one of the strategies adopted to complete the academic programme during the 2016/17 student protests, researcher Genevieve Haupt said at the 2018 Teaching and Learning Conference.

Adopt Mbembe’s ‘pedagogies of presence’ – Lis Lange
Mon, 23 Jul 2018 - 09:30

Deputy Vice-Chancellor for Teaching and Learning, Associate Professor Lis Lange, has called on the university community to build a collective sense and common purpose around student success and experience at the University of Cape Town (UCT). This, she said, is imperative if UCT is to achieve the same level of academic excellence as its research enterprise.

Lange was speaking at the opening of the 2018 Teaching and Learning Conference on 17 July, with its theme ‘Care. Connect. Create.’

Translanguaging: Facilitating multilingual teaching
Wed, 18 Jul 2018 - 14:45

A new emphasis on multilingualism in South African universities is gaining momentum through a translanguaging project currently under way at the University of Cape Town (UCT).

The project, led by Professor Mbulungeni Madiba at the Multilingualism Education Project (MEP) in the Centre for Higher Education Development (CHED), is aimed at bringing students’ multilingual resources into the classroom.

Collaborating and partnering for change
Tue, 17 Jul 2018 - 15:45

We are excited to release a booklet which showcases CHED's contributions to UCT's Strategic Plan, 2016-2020.

Download CHED: Collaborating and partnering for change: 2013-2017 to find out about our many collaborations and partnerships with schools, departments, Faculties, students, and academic staff over the past five years that have contributed to UCT's five strategic goals. 

Munich study trip for 100UP protégé
Fri, 15 Jun 2018 - 11:30

100UP protégé and final-year environmental and geographical science student Mkhuseli Nxozana will spend most of August at the Munich International Summer University’s Summer Academy.

CILT celebrates strides in digital education
Thu, 14 Jun 2018 - 13:30

CHED's Centre for Innovation in Learning and Teaching (CILT) celebrated their many successes in the digital education space at an event on 7 June.

MOOC-takers Research Project
Wed, 13 Jun 2018 - 14:30

Have you taken any FutureLearn courses? Do you live in Africa? The UCT MOOCs Project needs your input for their research on MOOC-takers in Africa!

Fill in their survey.

Unsung Hero Wins 2018 Stella Clark Teachers' Award
Fri, 11 May 2018 - 11:45

When Sfiso Kubeka realised that bursaries were readily available to pupils who excelled in Maths, he made it his life’s mission to help learners at Menzi High School in uMlazi, KwaZulu-Natal, not only excel at the subject but love it too. This week a decade of hard work, dedication and humility as a Maths and Science teacher paid off when he received the 2018 Stella Clark Teachers’ Award.

UCT Careers Service celebrates 50 years
Mon, 07 May 2018 - 13:15
The UCT Careers Service hosted its 50th anniversary celebrations on 19 April. The event was bittersweet, however, as it marked the departure of its current director, David Casey.
David Casey and Suellen Shay
UCT Careers Service celebrates 50 Years
Mon, 07 May 2018 - 12:00

UCT’s Careers Service (CS) started out in 1968 in a small wooden building next to the geology department.

ROER4D wins Open Data Award
Thu, 26 Apr 2018 - 10:30

The Research on Open Educational Resources for Development (ROER4D) project recently received the Open Education Consortium Open Resources, Tools and Practices Award in the category ‘Open Data’. 

Thomas King and Michelle Wilmers reflected on the project's data sharing and publication journey in a recent blog post.

Research Data Management webinar
Wed, 04 Apr 2018 - 10:15

How do researchers develop their data curation skills in order to participate in the emerging field of data management and sharing, and do so in an ethical, legal way?

In this presentation, Michelle Willmers and Thomas King from the Research on Open Educational Resources for Development (ROER4D) project share their experiences and insights around curating and publishing data in a large-scale Global South networked project.