Move to Online Courses

There was already a move away from the more traditional forms of learning, where you traveled to a classroom or lecture theatre and listened to a lecturer or trainer. It was becoming much more popular to engage with your learning online. Now that social distancing is a major trend across the world, online learning is going to be more popular than ever.

There will always be a place for a large group of people getting instruction from a lecturer or teacher. As a country we don't have enough technology, and enough data, for everyone to access the networks that are needed to access this learning online.

Online learning for short courses is becoming more and more popular however. This was already happening before the recent Covid-19 pandemic spread across the globe. Now that everyone has to stay home online learning becomes not only preferable but in some cases essential.

Many companies have started online learning courses but the most well known of all is Getsmarter. The company was one of the first to start online learning, with courses they ran in conjunction with UCT. Getsmarter is now part of the large international company 2U and they still offer many different courses with the University of Cape Town.

These are some of the University of Cape Town online courses you can study now through Getsmarter.




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