Minecraft Education in the Wits undergraduate Pharmacy programme

  • Rubina Shaikh
  • Amanda Calitz
  • Neelaveni Padayachee
  • Stephanie Leigh-de Rapper
  • Zelna Booth
  • Moosa Kharodia
  • Paula Barnard-Ashton


South Africa declared a national state of disaster in mid-March 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic, resulting in a 21-day lockdown. To reduce disruption and ensure continuity of the academic year, the University of the Witwatersrand (Wits) took decisive action to migrate all teaching onto the online platform. The Department of Pharmacy at Wits embraced this challenge with a myriad of online methodologies to ensure students were engaged to complete their curriculum without compromising quality. The traditional didactic method of lecturing was smoothly transitioned into online learning with the use of multiple available tools such as gaming, webinars, and podcasts.

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