A scholarly approach to teaching and learning underpins CILT work. Many CILT staff undertake research either individually, collaboratively, within and outside of UCT,  as part of a broader research project or through postgraduate studies. 

Our research aims to broaden understandings of teaching and learning in higher education. Some recent research topics include: 

  • aspects of open education including use and adoption of open educational resources, digital open textbooks and case studies in open learning

  • experiences and engagement of participants in Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs)

  • aspects of being an academic including academics’ experiences and identities and experience of teaching 

  • social justice in higher education

  • online communities and conferences

  • unbunded higher education provision

  • students’ experiences of emergency remote teaching

Formal research outputs are listed under research outputs by year. (link to pages) 2015; 2016; 2017; 2018; 2019; 2020)

A wider range of outputs is available on each research project’s page and available on OpenUCT.