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Mail and Guardian | Online learning enhances success

  • The online mode is arguably a far more natural environment for a student in the 21st century than sharing a room with 400 other students...
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Cape Argus | Initiative to give more students postgrad access

  • New initiative is expected to give more students across Africa access to UCT's postgraduate programmes without having to set foot on campus. The Across Africa initiative was launched by UCT's commerce faculty and online education company ...
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University World News | Cape Town’s Across Africa online postgraduate courses

  • The University of Cape Town, or UCT, is sharpening its online learning strategy and is making moves to attract more students across Africa. The university has launched a series of postgraduate programmes that will bring together online education ...
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Financial Mail | Brave new world

  • With the lifting of soft moratorium that has prevented SA's public universities from offering online distance learning en masse, the University of Cape Town's (UCT) commerce faculty has made this approach its strategic priority. The move is aimed ...
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Cape Times | UCT's online learning course shows surprising benefits for students

  • Is technology an enabler of broadening access to education, or is it an impediment? This was the challenge that led the Commerce Faculty at UCT to experiment with a blend of online and face-to-face education models. The results were surprising ...
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Die Burger | Broers help met aanlyn-grade

  • Nagraadse studente van dwarsoor Afrika sal van volgende jaar af aan die Universiteit van Kaapstad (UK) kan studeer sonder om van hul lessenaar by die huis op te staan. Die UK en die aanlyn-onderwysmaatskappy GetSmarter be volginde jaar twee ...
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Cape Argus | Universities spin a wider web of access

  • Tertiary institutions are turning to technology to help increase student access, while some are finding other novel ways to extend their reach. More matriculants are obtaining passes that could gain them access to Bachelor's degree programmes ...
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Engineering News | UCT expands its online learning to postgraduates

  • The University of Cape Town (UCT) has launched a series of online postgraduate programmes, which would bring together online education and face-to-face learning. The initiative was a direct response to the rising demand for quality online ...
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All Africa | University extends reach across Africa

  • The University of Cape Town (UCT) has launched a suite of online postgraduate programmes as part of a strategic initiative that will enable students across Africa to study with high-touch interactive support. UCT's Faculty of Commerce ...
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SouthAfrica.info | University extends reach across Africa

  • The University of Cape Town (UCT) has launched a suite of online postgraduate programmes as part of a strategic initiative that will enable students across Africa to study with high-touch interactive support. UCT's Faculty of Commerce ...
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Bizcommunity.com | UCT broadens access across Africa

  • The University of Cape Town (UCT) has announced that it has launched a suite of online postgraduate diplomas, as part of a strategic initiative that will enable students across South Africa and the rest of the African continent to study with high-touch ...
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Die Matie | Universiteit van Kaapstad nou aanlyn

  • Die handelsfakulteit van die Universiteit van Kaapstad het onlangs 'n program in samewerking met die aanlyn opvoeding-organisasie, GetSmarter, geloods om twee diplomas aanlyn aan te bied. Hierdie program vorm deel van die Across Africa ...
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People's Post | Study at the click of a mouse

  • In an attempt to make further education more accessible, UCT is looking online to grow classes. With the university's facilities only allowing for just over 26 000 students, virtual classrooms are now allowing the university to make learning available to ...
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Tatler | Boost for blended learning

  • In a bid to better serve the African continent's educational needs, the University of Cape Town (UCT) has introduced its first blended-learning based, post-graduate programmes. Blended learning combines the use of a flexible and cutting-edge interactive online ...
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"I enjoy the freedom of doing my work at my own pace as well as being able to access the information anywhere, anytime, as I need it."
Sithembinkosi Angela Sithole - Current student on the UCT online Advanced Diploma in Business Project Management.