year in review 2018 Paperturn - Page 154



TEACHING AND
LEARNING 2018
70
teachers from four Western
Cape universities came
together for UCT’s second New
Academics’ Transitions into Higher
Education Regional Colloquium.
40
ACADEMICS SUCCESSFULLY
COMPLETED THE NEW
ACADEMIC PRACTITIONERS’
PROGRAMME (NAPP). MOST
OF THIS COHORT ALSO
COMPLETED THE NAPP
TEACHING PROJECT, WHICH
ADDRESSES TEACHING
CHALLENGES.
10 UNIVERSITIES
PARTICIPATED IN UCT’S
FIRST NEW ACADEMICS
TRANSITIONING INTO HIGH
EDUCATION PROJECT
(NATHEP), WHICH FOCUSED
ON ACADEMIC STAFF
DEVELOPMENT.
UCT’s new Digital Open Textbook for Development
(DOT4D) received 17 proposals. The project continues
to track over 30 other instances of open textbooks for
development at UCT.
TOP 50
Four new MOOCs (massive open online courses) were
launched, bringing the UCT total to 15. UCT MOOCs
have attracted over 230 000 enrolments from more
than 100 countries.
Three UCT MOOCs – Past and Present,
What is a Mind? and Understanding
Clinical Research – were in Class
Central’s top 50 courses.
322 individuals, including
254 UCT staff, 61 UCT students
and seven colleagues from
associated institutions
attended the 2018 Teaching
and Learning Conference, with
59 presentations to choose from.
Global file-sharing platform
WeTransfer named the Hasso
Plattner School of Design
Thinking (the d-school) as
one of its pioneers – one of
just eight schools globally
to receive this accolade.
152
>75 000 STUDENTS
wrote the National
Benchmark Test (NBT)
over 881 sessions in
115 venues at UCT,
facilitated by the
Centre for Educational
Testing for Access and
Placement (CETAP).

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