‘MOOCs are close to my heart,’ stated UCT’s Vice-Chancellor, Dr Max Price at the launch of Writing Your World, on 18 September 2017, as he commended the MOOC design team, and described MOOCs as a priority for VC strategic funding.
Writing Your World is the tenth UCT MOOC designed for learners across the globe. It is a free online gateway course preparing the students to meet the academic demands at university, particularly in relation to academic writing. It runs over four weeks on the Coursera platform and has been designed jointly by staff in the Language Development Group (LDG) and the Centre for Innovation in Learning and Teaching (CILT) in the Centre for Higher Education Development (CHED).
Initiated by Dr Rachel Weiss, the Patient Partner Programme promotes patient-centred communication and authentic engagement. Dr Natashia Muna is involved in the project and is co-supervising a student with Dr Weiss.
Read more on the UCT website: https://www.news.uct.ac.za/article/-2017-06-29-becoming-partners-in-care
ADP staff member, Dr Mathilde van Der Merwe recently spoke over Afrikaans radio (RSG), about writing in academic and popular science genres. Here is the link to the podcast:
The conversation with Dr van Der Merwe starts from 10:24.
24 February 2017
Emmanuel Nxumalo, a third-year electrical engineering student and ASPECT alumnus, was selected to attend the Meiji University’s Science and Technology programme in Japan. Only five international students were selected to attend. The programme introduced them to various aspects of science and technology and also offered introductory lectures on Japanese society, culture and language.