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Writing Your World MOOC
Writing Your World 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...
Write Science Online Course
Write Science is an opportunity to engage in different forms of scientific writing beyond the thesis. It will run from 13 November to 7 December 2017. The core focus of Write Science will include writing for journal publication, peer review and...
Navigating Research Writing
This is a postgraduate, non credit-bearing University of Cape Town Short Course (for which you will gain a certificate). One of its aims is to help you articulate your research concepts such as accessing the literature and developing an argument...
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First Year Experience
A student’s first year at university is a big transition. The first year brings new experiences, and new ways of learning. First-Year Experience (FYE) at UCT aims to support you during your first year at university. FYE will guide you through this...
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Journeys in Research Writing course
If you are thinking about doing postgraduate research or have just begun your research, this course is for you. It has been designed by an experienced CHED team, and serves as a flexible resource to take you through the initial steps of research...
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Sunday, 22 October 2017
Writing Your World MOOC launch

‘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). 

Publication Date:
Wednesday, September 20, 2017 - 18:00
Authentic engagement - Patient partner programme

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

Publication Date:
Monday, July 3, 2017 - 12:45
Radio talk on writing in academic and popular science genres

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:

http://rsg.co.za/images/upload/sound/klanke/20170611_DIE_TALE_WAT_ONS_PRAAT.mp3

The conversation with Dr van Der Merwe starts from 10:24.

Publication Date:
Wednesday, June 28, 2017 - 16:30
: Emmanuel Nxumalo with other participants from the programme (back row, second from the left)
Emmanuel Nxumalo attends Science and Technology programme in Japan

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.

Publication Date:
Friday, February 24, 2017 - 09:15

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