The University of Cape Town (UCT) Formal Online Education Project is a five-year initiative (2018–2022) funded by the Vice-Chancellor’s Strategic Fund. The two focus areas which the project seeks to support are the development of online and blended courses at undergraduate level and fully online programmes at postgraduate level. The initiative commits substantial funding for online education expansion at UCT and includes:
This project is an opportunity to innovate in online and blended learning and to strengthen online education capacity. UCT is committed to improving access and reach, and using online methods to address key teaching and learning challenges. The first call in 2018 attracted 34 expressions of interest, of which seven proposals were funded.
How to participate
UCT academics and departments are invited to submit an expression of interest for support and seed funding to develop formal credit-bearing online courses or programmes at UCT. Submissions are due by 26 August 2019.
Viable expressions of interest will be offered support in the following ways:
The following criteria will be applied when evaluating the expressions of interest:
Please note that stand-alone postgraduate courses will not be considered.
If the expression of interest is supported, you will be invited to collaborate with the Institutional Planning Department and the Centre for Innovation in Learning and Teaching (CILT) to develop a proposal (including a budget) before a final decision will be made to proceed with formal steps (such as programme accreditation).
To submit an expression of interest, please complete the online form by 26 August 2019.
For any enquiries, please contact Sukaina Walji, Online Education Project Manager at CILT via email on Sukaina.Walji@uct.ac.za.
Associate Professor Lis Lange
Deputy Vice-Chancellor: Teaching and Learning
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