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Blended learning is the future
Blended learning is the future
COMMENTIt is only natural that we strive for progress and advancement, such that we endeavour to search always for innovative ways to...
Changing your career midstream
Changing your career midstream
Employability is the buzzword in higher education, but a surprising number of students are rethinking their careers as they don their graduation...
Rehumanising the colonialities
Rehumanising the colonialities
Almost all graduate students have felt some sort of angst about their chosen positions and their possible futures, as Suren Pillay suggested in...
We will bite our tongues no more
We will bite our tongues no more
Suren Pillay's recent contribution to the debate on the humanities and social sciences is important because it places the task of "decolonisation" at the centre of transforming these disciplines ("
Humanities row displays bad ‘form’
Humanities row displays bad ‘form’
Mouse-clicking on "decolonising the humanities" is not the same as "hitting the panic button of academic freedom" — this...
Recolonising the humanities?
Recolonising the humanities?
Academic debates can often be confusing for the general reader, and this is the case with some the arguments around academic freedom taken up in...
Surviving the varsity avalanche
Surviving the varsity avalanche
Higher education requires "deep, radical and urgent transformation", says a just-published report from the United Kingdom's Institute...
Making life easier in the first year
Making life easier in the first year
In the autumn of 2004 a young woman came to my office, clearly very distraught. I recognised Gloria* from a session with struggling students...
Revisiting the purpose of a master's
Revisiting the purpose of a master's
The term non-research master's carries a sniff of deficiency, much like the apartheid notices about non-whites did. A more accurate term is...
Behind the first-year flood
Behind the first-year flood
Universities that offer substantial numbers of diplomas as well as degrees appear to be the first choice of students who have been flooding...

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