UCT’s Vision 2030 outlines the institution as a contact based residential university, which promotes a digitally enabled education (DEE) system that supports student success in inclusive and equitable ways. We’re striving to offer education that adapts to the changing technological world and connects to a socially aware diverse student body. UCT emphasises the promotion of engagement with students across multiple modes (in-person and online), which along with well-designed student learning pathways, enhances the student experience and contributes to students’ success.

1. Embrace Different Modes of Provision

  • Includes online, blended and in-person teaching and learning, where appropriate.
  • Promotes the adoption of relevant pedagogies and learning tools for different disciplines.
  • Gives students support and opportunities to learn and use the latest technologies and develop knowledge and digital literacies through innovative curricula.

2. Builds a Vibrant Community 

  • Fosters respectful and meaningful relationships between lecturers and students through appropriate levels of in-person or online contact teaching that include lectures, tutorials and group work.
  • Facilitates opportunities for students to contribute their knowledge and learn from each other through teaching that encourages peer interaction and supports independent study.

3. Create an Integrated Teaching and Learning Ecosystem

  • Creates a teaching and learning ecosystem that promotes an integrated student learning experience.
  • Reimagines the use of physical space to allow for more flexible and accessible learning experiences.
  • Enables increased digital access across campus including network access, devices and power sources.

4. Practical Ideas On What It Means To Create a 'Blended' Learning Experience