The Unbundled University project: a seminar by Professor Laura Czerniewicz

The Unbundled University project examines the nature, process and impact of unbundling and rebundling, as it is playing out in the rapidly changing Higher Education sphere.

Join us for a lively presentation and opportunity to engage with Laura.

  • Date and time: 10 July 2019, 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm.
  • Venue:  Victoria University of Wellington, Kelburn campus. Alan MacDiarmid room 103. 

Please note, there is no RSVP required. Just be there!

About the Unbundled University project

The Unbundled University project examines the profound confluence which constitutes the unbundled university – the intersection of increasingly disaggregated curricula and services, the affordances of digital technologies, the growing marketisation of the higher education sector itself and the deep inequalities which characterise both the sector and the contexts in which they are located.

Each of these aspects contributes to the complex ways in which the nature of Higher Education is itself evolving. For example, the past few years have seen the appearance of many flexible online courses and qualifications, delivered in new configurations of providers and partnerships, including by parties new to the sector. Whilst these changes may offer opportunities for increased numbers of learners to access education and thus contribute to economic prosperity, there is very little empirical research about the nature, process and impact of unbundling and rebundling, as it is playing out in the rapidly reconfiguring sphere. This project is exploring how these formulations are coming into being, how opportunities are being exploited and whose interests are being served.

About Laura Czerniewicz 

Professor Laura Czerniewicz is the Director of the Centre for Innovation in Learning and Teaching (CILT), at the University of Cape Town, CILT’s first director when it was formed in 2014. She has worked in education in a number of roles with a continuous focus on inequality, access and digital inequality. These have permeated her research interests which include the changing nature of higher education in a digitally-mediated society as well as student and academic technological practices. She is currently the South African lead on an ESRC NRF funded project on the Unbundled University, researching emerging models of teaching and learning provision.

She has played a key strategic and scholarly role in the areas of blended and online learning as well as open education.

An NRF-rated researcher, Laura has published widely, both formally and informally. Her research output can be found at and many of her presentations at She can be followed on Twitter at @czernie.

For an interview with Laura Czerniewicz listen to her podcast with Mark Nicols at