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The use of educational technology in teaching in higher education is incremental rather than radical with pockets of innovation characterising change (Salmon 2006; Laurillard 2006). At the University of Cape Town we have Teaching with Technology grants that give lecturers the opportunity to try out a new tool or a blend of tools in their teaching. These grants are funded by the Mellon Foundation and it is stipulated in the original proposal that two-thirds of the grants should go to Humanities and a third to the other faculties. The purpose of this poster is to share some of these innovations and also show how they have been sustained: 1) An Online Course Reader, 2) The first Writing Hubs in the Humanities, launched in the six most subscribed departments: English, Film and Media, History, Sociology, Politics, and Psychology and 3) Navigating Research:a course that is being extended, in a mostly online version, to student residences and the final step in the planned trajectory will be to open up this course across the University and it will be made into a MOOC.
Laurillard, D. (2006). E-learning in Higher Education. In Aswin,P (ed.), Changing Higher Education: The Development of Learning and Teaching. United Kingdom: Routledge.
Salmon, G. (2005). Flying not flapping: A strategic framework for e-learning and pedagogical innovation in higher education institutions. Research in Learning Technology, 13(3), 201.
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