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When “teaching or research” becomes “teaching and research”

A version of this opinion piece was published in the University of Cape Town Monday Monthly. I found myself ridiculously excited and thought Id better share it here! 1,071 more words

#TLC2014UCT - Looking forward

October has been a horrendous month for working on anything other the UCT Teaching and Learning Conference! And while my office still looks like conference central, at least the chaos is more localised than a week ago and the time lines are more forgiving! 169 more words


This was my last project for print production this semester and it counts the most. We were instructed to write, provide photographs for and design a profile-style article on a subject of our choice. 1,741 more words

UCT Journalism Pieces

Hard lessons: what I’ve learnt building a website and its unresolved problems

There are many hard lessons to be learnt while building a website. I’m going to highlight some of the biggies that discombobulated me no end. 311 more words


Teaching and Learning Conference 2014

I had the pleasure of attending the 4th annual Teaching and Learning Conference held at the University of Cape Town. The conference was organised by the Centre for Innovation in Learning and Teaching (CILT) and sponsored by the Centre for Higher Education (CHED). 585 more words

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Usability Report: just how usable is my portfolio site?

The baseline for my usability test was Jakob Nielson’s guidelines for usability. Just from perusing his guideline, a problem arose: I had not changed the colour of visited links. 1,110 more words


How to Learn a Language in South Africa

For my current ISA blog I explored some of the most influential and widely spoken languages in South Africa. Check out what it’s like to be in a country with 11 official languages here!

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