In recent years, MOOCs have become a global phenomenon that, in many ways, has shifted the landscape of teaching and learning. With universities and academic institutions across the globe hosting these MOOCs, millions of students now have access to free tertiary level courses. At their core, MOOCs are geared toward mass participation and self-direction and is available to anyone with an internet connection. They allow for features such as interactive online forums that can involve hundreds of students in peer-to-peer discussions, as well as access to video and audio lectures and course materials in online format. (more…)
This year marks the 65th anniversary of the annual UCT Summer School with short courses on a huge array of subjects. The Summer term will be running from 19 – 30 January 2015 and will encompass diverse courses from fields such as medicine, music, law, language and literature. See the link below for more information about the 2015 Summer School and what courses will be offered, but hurry… school’s starting soon!