The University of Cape Town (UCT) is participating in a national survey to find out about your experiences in accessing learning materials both before and during COVID-19. The Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET) is sponsoring the work. The feedback you provide is important, because it helps DHET plan how to distribute resources to universities and students.
Your feedback is also very important for UCT. Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, all universities were forced to transfer entire curriculums to online platforms. Every institution has battled to put in place mechanisms to help students and staff access and use the data and learning materials they need to successfully complete the academic project. We welcome the opportunity to find out what you experienced in accessing your learning materials before and during COVID-19.
The survey has received ethical approval at UCT. It explains very clearly how your personal information is protected. The survey asks about your demographic information; your studies; how you access study materials; what devices you use; and the impact that online learning has had for you so far. I really encourage you to participate, because the more we know about our students, the better equipped we are to help and to improve the student experience, on both a national and an institutional level.
And to provide extra incentive, the University of the Free State, which is leading the survey, is offering you the chance to enter a lucky draw that will offer 200 participants virtual Checkers vouchers worth R200 each (also redeemable at Shoprite or USave stores). Details of how to enter the draw are on the survey.
Best wishes for the second semester.
Associate Professor Lis Lange
Deputy Vice-Chancellor: Teaching and Learning
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