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Daily online session: challenges & opportunities of teaching & learning online

CILT staff members will be hosting a daily online session to chat about the challenges & opportunities of teaching & learning online. We invite interested UCT staff to join us daily from 27 October (13:00 - 13:45) to chat about your experiences of & share ideas about how to improve online learning & teaching.

These online sessions will be hosted at:


You will need a PC or laptop with an internet connection, or a cellphone (download the Adobe Connect app).

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The Unbundling Higher Education project is looking for a Postdoctoral Research Fellow to start in January 2018. The position is based at CILT. Applications close 25 October 2017.

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UCT’s newly launched MOOC, ‘Writing Your World: Finding yourself in the academic space’, showcases the university’s approach to teaching academic literacy. The course begins on 9 October.

Three of our UCT MOOCs have made it into Class Central's Top 50 MOOCs of all time for 2017! What is a Mind?, Extinctions: Past & Present and Understanding Clinical Research: Behind the Statistics have all been featured on this exclusive list.

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The UCT MOOCs have done it again, with three courses making it onto Class Central’s Top 50 MOOCs of all time in 2017. This year the MOOCs, What is a Mind? (on the 2016 list as well), Extinctions: Past & Present and Understanding Clinical Research: Behind the Statistics, all made it onto this exclusi...

Catch the e/merge Africa webinar: The Massively Open On Air Courses (MOOAC): Contextualizing MOOCs in Africa today, 31 August at 13h00 with Rebecca Yvonne Bayeck, PhD candidate, Pennsylvania State University, United States.…/

The Massively Open On Air Courses (MOOAC): Contextualizing MOOCs in Africa Presenters: Rebecca Yvonne Bayeck, PhD candidate, Pennsylvania State University, United States Format: 1 hour webinar 31 August at 1 pm (SAST) Time converter at worldtimebuddy.comTime converter How can Africa maximize on MOOC...

Our free online course, Extinctions-Past and Present explores how life on earth has been shaped by five mass extinction events in the distant past and the possi...bility of a sixth mass extinction today.

Past participants have commented that, "The extinctions course was wonderful because we got exposed to different researchers in different fields. There is a difference between reading something online and actually having the researcher or professional talk to you about it."

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Discover the diversity of life on earth, the impacts of five past mass extinctions and the prospect of a sixth extinction today.
While reading through the many articles on climate change and the negative effects it is having on our planet, have you ever wondered why we are not doing more to protect it? Developing countries are faced with particularly complex challenges through their need to develop to meet the basic needs of…

“We want our students to go back into the community and make a difference” New partnership between Sol Plaatje University and the University of Cape Town UCT Global Citizenship: Leading for Social Justice Programme…/empowering-students-to-make-a-d…

Image: Student facilitators, Abduragmaan Alexander (SPU), Phumza Qwaqwa (UCT), Pelonomi Itumeleng (SPU), Danielle Shay (UCT) and Tebogo Ebuang (SPU) while on training at UCT. Credit: Jerome September

#TLC2017UCT has officially kicked off. Between 10-12 am the formal presentations in Venue 1 will be on a host of topics including:

Building capacity for change: a partnership between UCT and the local minibus-taxi industry

Critical Repositioning: towards a values-based curriculum for Architectural Education


Use of Engineering Design Course as a Means to Introduce Decolonization in Engineering Education

Translanguaging as a transformative pedagogy for multilingual students: learning from the Maths White Board project

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University of Cape Town MOOCs

The latest University of Cape Town MOOC - 'Writing your World: Finding yourself in the academic space' is a gateway course aimed at anyone planning to study at If you are in your final year of high school, taking a gap year or a professional studying again, this course could help you to familiarise yourself with university expectations around academic writing in English.

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Bring your blankets and join us tomorrow (18 July) at the University of Cape Town Jameson Plaza for our #Mandeladay blanket drive. 13h00 - 14h07. See you all there!

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If you're interested in rethinking your awareness of Copyright and openly licensed teaching materials join our workshop tomorrow which is an introduction to Copyright and Creative Commons (CC).
Date: 5 July 2017
Time: 12h00 - 14h00
Venue, CILT, Green Room

This workshop is an introduction to Copyright and Creative Commons (CC). In the session, participants will: Discuss why the licensing of teaching and learning materials is important for academics to understand Rethink their awareness and approach to Copyright and Creative Commons Be introduced to th...

If you're interested in teaching with technology or mediating student learning through technology join us in thinking about teaching & learning in digital spaces.
4 July 2017
14h00 - 16h00,
CILT Green Room

The purpose of this session is to work with participants interested in exploring or reconceptualizing how they could design a learning experience for students, from technology-enhanced face-to-face sessions, through hybrid or blended learning offerings, to full online options. In this session, parti...

This past month Associate Professor Laura Czerniewicz presented the opening keynote, “Unbundling and Rebundling: Contested Terrain in Higher Education”, at The 12th International Conference on Computer Supported Collaborative Learning (CSCL) in Philadelphia, USA.

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Our latest free online course explores the science behind death determination and when is it possible for deceased organ donation take place. It aims to help en...sure that the option of organ donation is compassionately explored in all appropriate situations at the end of life in the best way possible. Course starts 3 July 2017.

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Organ Donation: From Death to Life from University of Cape Town. Considering someone for organ and tissue donation at the end of life is complicated. The boundary between life and death is more complex than ever before and it falls to medical ...

If you're interested in mass extinctions, the earth's biodiversity and the impact we humans are having on the earth then our free online course Extinctions: Past & Present may be for you.

Sign up for Extinctions: Past and Present by clicking here: