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Henley offers scholarships to investigative journalists
Henley offers scholarships to investigative journalists

5 trends that can keep the South African MBA relevant
5 trends that can keep the South African MBA relevant

We need to realign government, business and civil society
We need to realign government, business and civil society

Life as a full-time MBA student
Life as a full-time MBA student

Brexit delay provides breathing space for SA
Brexit delay provides breathing space for SA

MSA joins the ADvTECH family
MSA joins the ADvTECH family

SA plunges to 117 out of 149 in gender wage equality
SA plunges to 117 out of 149 in gender wage equality

UCT’s Executive MBA recognised for its distinctive approach
UCT’s Executive MBA recognised for its distinctive approach

GIBS Executive MBA programme debuts in top 50
GIBS Executive MBA programme debuts in top 50

Can Africa fill the glass?
Can Africa fill the glass?

YALI AFRICA launch at Unisa
YALI AFRICA launch at Unisa

The fake resurrection of South Africa
The fake resurrection of South Africa

Don't panic: The digital revolution isn’t that unusual
Don't panic: The digital revolution isn’t that unusual

Why Agile works
Why Agile works

How firms can avoid the mediocrity trap
How firms can avoid the mediocrity trap

How a 100000-strong company is relearning how to innovate
How a 100000-strong company is relearning how to innovate

The changing shape of the MBA
The changing shape of the MBA

Adding climate change to curriculum is a top priority
Adding climate change to curriculum is a top priority

The MBA should turn you into a business disruptor
The MBA should turn you into a business disruptor

Innovation in SA organisations driven by C-level support
Innovation in SA organisations driven by C-level support

UNISA SBL a torch-bearer of training for military veterans
UNISA SBL a torch-bearer of training for military veterans

Scaling up the MBA for relevance in the 4IR
Scaling up the MBA for relevance in the 4IR

Moody's: SA not out of the woods yet
Moody's: SA not out of the woods yet

GIBS manufacturing-focused MBA kicks off in Durban
GIBS manufacturing-focused MBA kicks off in Durban

Henley’s Makhoalibe selected for sought-after programme
Henley’s Makhoalibe selected for sought-after programme

Personal potential, a source of power
Personal potential, a source of power

Reach your business leadership potential with a MBA from WBS
Reach your business leadership potential with a MBA from WBS

MPC: SA needs a period of stable interest rates
MPC: SA needs a period of stable interest rates

SA’s energy problems just the tip of the iceberg
SA’s energy problems just the tip of the iceberg

What's really driving disruption?
What's really driving disruption?

Why has there been such a failure of leadership?
Why has there been such a failure of leadership?

Steinhoff: Exactly where does responsibility stop and start?
Steinhoff: Exactly where does responsibility stop and start?

The cure for the loneliness of command
The cure for the loneliness of command

How to survive in the age of digital transformation
How to survive in the age of digital transformation

New MBA timetable starts in 2016
New MBA timetable starts in 2016

EVENTS
Henley MBA & PGDIP Preview Day
Henley MBA & PGDIP Preview Day
29 May 2019,
Pretoria

UCT GSB MBA Information Sessions
UCT GSB MBA Information Sessions
15 October 2019,
Johannesburg



29 SEPTEMBER 2012
UCT GSB spearheads cyberculture in Africa
In a move that will save paper, improve teaching capabilities, and enrich learning experiences, the UCT GSB is going cyber.

From next year students at the GSB will access all their course material, including textbooks, online through a virtual, subscription-driven, library archive called Cyberlibris. Students will be able to access their personal libraries anytime and will have the option of accessing thousands of related textbooks, essays and presentations.

“We decided to go this route because we observed that most of our students are off campus. They are only on campus intermittently. So, through Cyberlibris, we can offer them much more support, 24/7,” says Walter Baets, director of the GSB.

“The other reason, is to escape the issue of having textbooks, which have to be lugged around, can be forgotten, and get lost. Now, it’s simple: thousands of books in the library; to be accessed anytime.”

Baets expects that having access to all this information, much of which will be earmarked by the school as essential reading for GSB students, will enrich the teaching environment because the lecturers can pull from many sources and make those sources available for the students immediately, effortlessly, as full text.

He says it will also enrich the learning experience because of the opportunity for students to explore many sources, enhancing their understanding of any subject. And, with a social media aspect to it, the students and lecturers can engage and share insights, thoughts, tips, and resources. Students can also add the results of their own research.

More than 60 business schools and universities globally make use of Cyberlibris’ large academic digital libraries.

But there is also an environmental aspect to the move to digital.

“We are a business school that always stresses the need to consider the environment in business, yet up until now we’ve had to print thousands of textbooks. Through this application, we can reduce our environmental footprint in saving on paper usage,” he says.

For now, the school will be giving digital tablets to its 2013 MBA and Executive MBA students for accessing the library.
Source:

University of Cape Town Graduate School of Business
UCT GSB is internationally renowned as one of a few business schools in Africa with the prestigious triple-crown accreditation with endorsements from EQUIS, AACSB and AMBA. As a top school with more than five decades of experience in Africa and other emerging markets, UCT GSB has a responsibility to engage with its socio-political and economic context. Its teaching, learning and research are directed towards addressing the complex and pressing economic and social challenges of our world today. Visit our InfoCentre or website.

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