At CILT we work on a number of projects in which our participation has since come to an end. 


UCT’s first open content directory was developed in the Centre for Innovation in Learning and Teaching (CILT) from this Mellon grant.  The purpose of the initial directory was to provide a place for UCT academics to share OER. That same OER is now shared in the new OpenUCT repository (, launched in June 2014 and managed by the UCT Library. Contribution to the UCT OC directory is voluntary. 


Personal Mobile Device project

DHET Personal Mobile Device Project (2015-2017)

The Personal Mobile Device Project (PMD) was commissioned by the Department of Higher Education and Training to investigate whether the financial investment of a personal mobile device (PMD), whether on the part of a university or of students themselves, adds value to the T&L experience. The main aim of the project is to better understand how access to PMDs enables greater flexibility and effectiveness of teaching and learning in the HE Sector both in and outside the classroom.

UCT Laptop Project

In 2010, a project to enable flexible learning through ICTs (information and communication technologies) was launched at the request of the Vice-Chancellor. It sought to put a laptop into the hands of every student, implement an effective set of support services, and create an enabling environment for the innovative use of ICTs in teaching and learning.

Structured Training for African Researchers (STARS)

The STARS project aimed to capacitate and support early career academics (those who have completed their PhDs in the past 3-5 years) in research skills.