The University of Cape Town’s (UCT) new digital learning platform, Amathuba, is in the pilot phase of migrating courses from Vula. Read more on this and other updates below.
1. Migrating courses from Vula to Amathuba for 2023
UCT’s new digital learning platform, Amathuba, started at the beginning of this semester as part of the pilot phase of the course migration from Vula to Amathuba.
Now that the pilot courses are being taught on Amathuba, the Centre for Innovation in Learning and Teaching (CILT) is gearing up to support all first-year courses (and other courses as agreed with faculties) convenors, teaching, and administrative staff to migrate their Vula course sites to Amathuba to be ready for teaching from Semester 1 in 2023.
2. Public webinars on new draft policy for higher education institutions
A series of three workshops organised by the Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET) in collaboration with Universities South Africa got underway this week. The workshops are intended to explain the spirit and purpose of the Draft Policy for the Recognition of South African Higher Education Institutional Types, which the DHET published for public comment in a Government Gazette on 8 August 2022. Moreover, the engagements will serve as a source for further information which could be used to improve the policy.
3. Reminder: 2022 UCT Teaching and Learning Conference
The focus for this year’s Teaching and Learning Conference (TLC 2022) is ‘Vision 2030 and a socially just teaching and learning environment at UCT’. TLC 2022 will adopt a hybrid approach with the first day of the conference (Tuesday, 25 October) being in person and the second day (Thursday, 27 October) being virtual. Submission of proposals for TLC 2022 closes on 9 September 2022.
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