It is now 6 years since the launch of the iPad by Apple. The graph shows the explosive acceptance of it with growing and declining popularity. Among the material influences on the varying iPad sales gradients are the increasingly versatile smartphones and the variety of touchpads and tablets now generally available, as well as the so-called detachables.
Congratulations to Fadia Gamieldien, Soraya Maart and Jason Marcus, who have all been selected as SAFRI Fellows for 2016.
Although it is still early, start thinking (now already) about what aspects of Health Sciences Education (i.e. undergraduate education, postgraduate education and continuing professional development) you would like to present at the 2016 Health Education Research Day.
Speech-language therapy and audiology students in South Africa now have an invaluable resource with which to develop relevant, context-responsive practices in the school environment. Responding to the large scale challenge to develop communication for socialising and learning, editors Professor Harsha Kathard of the Department of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences and Dr Sharon Moonsamy of University of Witwatersrand, along with several contributors, recently launched Speech Language Therapy In A School Context: Principles And Practices
The 9th annual SAAHE Conference takes place from 22-24 June at the Boardwalk Convention Centre in Port Elizabeth.
Congratulations to all of the following UCT staff who have recently completed postgraduate studies in health professions education.Congratulations to all of the following UCT staff who have recently completed postgraduate studies in health professions education.
That four groups won the 2014 UCT Collaborative Educational Practice Award for collaborative educational practice might testify to the ongoing drive to break through silos in teaching and learning at the university. The UCT award for collaborative educational practice is open to two or more UCT staff members who have collaborated on a particular project to enhance the teaching and learning environment. The projects need to have been sustained for several years and to have had a positive impact
Technology enhanced teaching and learning is becoming an important part of medical education Our new webinar series, co-hosted with the The International Centre for Eye Health at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, explores how health professionals around the world are increasingly using digital technologies to prepare for practice, keep their knowledge and skills updated and train others.
The Apereo Foundation is a network of institutions from six continents. Its mission is to create and sustain open source software and communities that support learning, teaching and research. One such community is Sakai, on which our own Vula is based, and yes, UCT is a member of Apereo.
Michael McCaul from the Emergency Care Society of South Africa (ECCSA) in collaboration with the Education Development Unit hosted their first webinar on the Fundamentals of Disruptive Research” in February.
E-Learning Consultant at the Faculty of Health Sciences' Educational Development Unit, Sinethemba Mandyoli, recently completed the Microsoft Outlook and Microsoft Word courses and obtained his certificates of completion.
As part of work Saide’s OER Africa Initiative is doing to help in the development of suitable licensing frameworks, through a grant from the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, we embarked on a process of reviewing university intellectual property (IP) policies and strategies. Neil Butcher and Sarah Hoosen present the findings.