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UCT postgrad courses go online in Africa



According to UCT’S Daily News, UCT’s Faculty of Commerce, in partnership with online education company GetSmarter, is now offering two diplomas in blended learning mode as part of its Across Africa initiative.

The Postgraduate Diploma in Management in Marketing and the Advanced Diploma in Business Project Management will start in February 2015, with applications currently exceeding 145 and 111 respectively.

Speaking at the media launch of the Across Africa educational initiative, Professor Don Ross, dean of the Faculty of Commerce said, “With an interactive high-touch design, our Across Africa programmes encourage styles of learning and engagement that go well beyond what can be implemented in the traditional lecture hall. Rich, real-time student communication with lecturers, tutors and one another during all stages of learning is now possible.”

The Across Africa learning model combines the use of a cutting-edge interactive online platform with a high-touch support model, which provides learners with direct access not only to their fellow students, but also a dedicated course coach (an academic) and a course instructor (an industry expert).

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