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Centre for Innovative Education & Communication Technologies (CIECT)

Under its Director, Dr Juliet Stoltenkamp, the centre positions itself within the context of global transformation of higher education institutions (HEIs) in response to a wave of dynamic education sector reforms. These include the adoption of emerging technologies to enhance teaching-and-learning practices, education management, research and administration. This situation has placed a strain on HEIs in South Africa and elsewhere, due to changing societal needs and expectations, the inevitable integration of technology, and specifically online learning and blended learning interventions; and at the same time, the increasing pressure on practitioners to deliver quality education. 

Consequently, a need has arisen for ePedagogy training and support for academics and students within challenging, complex HEI settings. Equally important is indeed the constructive impact of Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) on flexible teaching, learning and assessment practices. CIECT’s integrated Professional Support team is structured around the niche areas of Digital Academic Literacy and ICT Skills Development; Multimedia and Audio-Visual Services; Instructional Design and Software Development & Application.
CIECT Director’s Message:

Online Platform (iKamva)
Students at UWC will engage in the Learning Management System, namely iKamva. Face-to-face lectures will be enhanced through access to the online platform where valuable resources are placed for self-study, reflection and assessment purposes. Lecture material and resources will be available online and can be retrieved via various modes of delivery. 

View our Online Platform, iKamva (Sakai). 

Sharing Innovative Online Teaching, Learning & Assessment Practices
The CIECT team regularly shares good innovative practices related to the affordances of eTools for teaching-and-learning; and assessment.

View the blog site to read all posts, or visit CIECT’s YouTube channel to view educational videos and past CIECT events. 

Student Orientation 2021: Online Learning and Support

Welcome to all students, parents, extended families and guardians. Some of the exciting features of studying at the University of the Western Cape (UWC) is that lecturers and tutors make use of blended teaching and learning approaches, making use of both online and face-to-face teaching methodologies. Students are able to engage in content, communicate and complete assessments, and exams online (from any location), by making use of the institutional Learning Management System (LMS), known as iKamva.

 Student Interventions: Self-directed Screencasts (instructional videos)

Click here to view the list of instructional videos that you will be able to navigate at your own pace. These self-directed instructional videos will enable you to prepare for online teaching, learning and assessment.

Tips To Survive Virtual Teaching and Learning: Student Voice


Contact Details:

Staff / Student Support Team Email Address
iKamva, Turnitin, Google Applications and various Personal Learning Environments (PLEs)
Digital Academic Literacy- basic computer literacy
Multimedia content related to course and assessments
Google Hangouts to view and engage in your live lectures