Study Abroad in Cape Town
Situated on the southern tip of Africa, Cape Town is a vibrant multicultural city that offers a rich selection of activities for study abroad students. By choosing to study abroad in Cape Town with CIEE, you’ll experience all the city has to offer—water sports, mountaineering, landmarks such as Table Mountain and Cape Point, nightclubs, restaurants, and more—while studying at one of Africa’s leading research universities. Decide whether to focus your studies on the arts and sciences, service learning, or South African studies, and choose whether to stay for a summer, semester, or year—your study abroad adventure in Cape Town will be full of exciting excursions, rewarding volunteering opportunities, and chances to become fully immersed in South African culture.
5 Reasons why you should study abroad in South Africa
Natural wonders surround this amazing place of the universe. South Africa counts with a wide variety of fascinating cultures, local traditions & warm people with the rhythm and soul of this unique continent. In the last years, the majority of international students always study abroad in traditional places like UK, Spain or France but what about study abroad in this undiscovered magic place?
We invite you to inspire & encourage yourself to study abroad in a multi-faceted place, full of beautiful landscapes, abundant wildlife & a sensational climate! But before you make your final choice, we want to share with you 5 reasons why you should study abroad in South Africa: 1- Is one of the most multicultural countries in the world! Admire the different landscapes, impress on your resume with one of the the African Languages and also visit oldest archaeological sites in the world, how many countries can say that? 2- Live the South Africa's epic wildlife! See & touch exotic animals through the safari experience! 3- Be part of the reintroduction of this country to the world stage! It's evolution to democracy has seen the implementation of a new constitution, new educational policies, new economic priorities & new health challenges. In conclusion, South Africa is outlined like one of the next top study abroad places! 4- The country has excellent Universities & also it has the first African Business School awarded international by AACSBaccreditation, less than 5% of the world's business programmes have received this accreditation. This is why this country has the best MBA Programme in this continent at The University of Stellenbosch. 5- It offers you a perfect climate with over 300 days of sunshine per year in some parts! Did you make your final choice? Get ready & let's go to study abroad in South Africa! Sources: Southafrica.net
South Africa Universities
In South Africa universities offer a multitude of programmes from certificate and diploma courses to bachelor’s and master’s degrees as well as doctorates. There are 23 public universities and numerous private colleges and universities of the higher education sector in the country.
Seven of the South African universities rank among the top universities worldwide and also the high standard of the MBA programmes offered in South Africa are renowned as well as their graduates are highly rated and sought-after.
Published on 28 Oct 2013
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The evolution of technology and of new learning experiences have always been closely related. As distance learning specialists affirm, the field of distance-learning had three main generations:
- Correspondence study
The Past, Present and Future of Online Education Infographic provides a brief presentation of the history of online education.
A brief timeline of online education
- On March 20, 1728, the Boston Gazette ran an advertisement offering long distance instruction. And so teaching outside the classroom had its beginning.
- 1728: Boston teacher offers instruction through weekly letters to anyone in the country.
- 1892: U. of Chicago is first educational institution to offer correspondence courses.
- 1922: Penn State broadcasts courses over the radio.
- 1953: U. of Houston offers course work on TV.
- 1968: Stanford University creates the Stanford Instructional Television Network.
- 1959: Plato is born, the first internet community. Hatched by two U. of Illinois profs.
- 1968: U. of Alberta (Canada) Dept. of Medicine offers online courses.
- 1984: The Electronic University Network, offers online courses using proprietary software for DOS and Commodore 64 computers.
- 1989: Phoenix rising. The University of Phoenix starts its online program.
- 1996: Duke University begins its Global Executive M.B.A. program which combines online technology and sessions on-campus and at various locations throughout Europe, Asia, and Latin America.
- 1999: Jones University becomes first accredited fully web based university; Learning portals, including HungryMinds, Click2Learn, Learn2, eCollege, Blackboard, and others emerge on the landscape.
- 2000: CourseNotes.com launches with dozens of classes at the University of Texas. The service provides professor web sites, including online course documents, calendars, grades, quizzes and surveys.
- Jan. 1, 2008: The term MOOC is coined by Dave Cormier of the University of Prince Edward Island.
- 2013: The Open University builds its own MOOC platform, Futurelearn, with universities from the UK. More MOOCs: Open2Study in Australia and Iversity in Germany.
3 Types of Online Education
- 80-100% online courses have no face to face interaction with teacher
- 30-80% course delivered online: Traditional courses using web facilitated courses
- Blended or hybrid: Up to 20 percent of content delivered online: otherwise, traditional face to face classroom learning
10 Surprising Facts about Online Students
- 46% of students say their biggest motivation for enrolling in an online course was to advance their current career.
- 37% of online students were the first in their family to attend college.
- 33% of people taking some online course are studying business.
- University of Phoenix has the largest proportion of online students at 15%.
- 39% of online students fall between the ages of 18 to 29.
- 21% of online students pay for their education using personal funds only.
- 70% of virtual learners are female.
- 29% of online graduates earn $85-150k annual income.
- 60% of students taking an online course are employed full-time.
- 37% of online students indicate that they enrolled because of the accelerated courses, which fast-tracks students to a degree.
Top 10 most popular online degrees
- Business Administration/management
- IT (Information Technology)
- Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement
- Graphic Design
- Health Care Administration
- Computer Science
- 25 states have state virtual schools operating in 2013-2014.
- 29 states and Washington, DC have statewide full-time online schools operating in 2013-14.
There were an estimated 1,816,400 enrollments in distance-education courses in K-12 school districts in 2009-2010, almost all of which were online courses. 74% of these enrollments were in high schools. Online courses with the highest level of enrollment fall under the categories of credit recovery (62%), dual enrollment (47%), and advanced placement (29%).