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This web page provides links to the online resources which have been made available on the Research and Postgraduate Support (raps) server for the Adult and Community Education (ACE) Masters group.

This web page provides links to the online resources from research workshops which have been made available on the Research and Postgraduate Support (raps) server.

The papers contained in this section were written to assist my master’s and doctoral students to write clearly about their research projects, and also, I hope, to stimulate debate and argument (the term “thesis” means argument).


English for Research Purposes is the online component of a course designed to develop the competences needed to write clear, correct English for research reports (including theses) and journal articles.

The Higher Degree Research Module has been set up to assist master's and doctoral students with the research process from proposal preparation to thesis submission.  Staff supervising higher degree research projects can also be registered on the module.

The Research MOOC is an online research capacity building course which can be run entirely online or in blended delivery in conjunction with research workshops.  While course materials and resources are available to visitors, you must be registered on the course to do self-tests and assignments, or to take part in forum discussions.

Research Matters contains resources and materials used in DUT Research Workshops, and offers a discussion forum for any topics related to research. DUT staff and students can enroll on this forum by emailing me (Prof Dee Pratt, deep@dut.ac.za) with the following details: first name, last name, student/staff number, department, email address. You will be contacted by email once you have been registered. Registered members may reply to messages or start their own discussion threads on any research-related topic.

This course has been set up for student and staff access to online resources for 1st year students in Emergency Medical Care & Rescue.

This course has been set up for student and staff access to online resources for 2nd year students in Emergency Medical Care & Rescue.

This course has been set up for student and staff access to online resources for 3rd year students in Emergency Medical Care & Rescue.

This course has been set up for student and staff access to online resources for 4th year students in Emergency Medical Care & Rescue.

This course has been set up for student and staff access to online resources for BTech students in Emergency Medical Care & Rescue.

This course has been set up for student and staff access to online resources for Msc students in Emergency Medical Care & Rescue.

This course has been set up for student and staff access to online resources for PhD students in Emergency Medical Care & Rescue.

The aim of the online Photography Virtual Office (PVO) is to provide a help desk for the Durban University of Technology (DUT) students and staff. The purpose of this educational portal is to serve as a communication nexus facilitating access to multimedia resources (digital text, graphics, photographs and videos) for the university community.

The educational portal will, it is hoped, make multimedia resources scattered over a multi-campus institution more accessible to students and staff by disseminating this information online, as well as sharing institutional electronic resources on the Internet. The value of the portal will be to afford the university community the opportunity to use technology to enhance educational materials, research articles and publications, student portfolios, dissertations and theses, as well as online research websites.

This beta version help desk will provide every registered Photography student access to materials and other resources, and will facilitate better communication through e-mail and discussion groups. It is an added service to existing lectures and it will not replace the role of any traditional lectures. Many of the resources that will be found on this portal have been researched and uploaded from various sources to assist the photography student with class assignments. It is therefore important to attend classes where the resources will be presented as projects and or guide the students to additional resources.

Good luck and best wishes for the academic year.

Abdul-Haq Bhorat