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Author profile: Kensleyrao Apajee
Kensleyrao Apajee is a Senior Tutor in the first-year Engineering Drawing course who is developing an open textbook to make his subject more accessible and bridge the knowledge gaps that exist between school and university.
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Author profile: Dr Claire Blackman
Dr Claire Blackman is an innovator who is using open source tools to create materials best suited for the practice and teaching of mathematics in the South African higher education context.
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UCT open textbook conversation
The DOT4D project hosted the UCT Open Textbook Conversation event on 2 August 2019 in order to bring the open textbook community together and discuss key issues and challenges.
SASUF Open Education and Social Justice scoping
The Open Education and Social Justice initiative is a collaborative scoping inititative funded by the South Africa – Sweden University Forum. The DOT4D project is a central partner in the process.
Open education in the Global South
The recently completed Research on Open Educational Resources for Development (ROER4D) project, hosted in the Centre for Innovation in Learning and Teaching at UCT, profiles open education research from 21 countries in the Global South.
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Sunday, 22 September 2019
UCT open textbook conversation: Towards an institutional agenda

In order to address the issue of institutional support for open textbook publishing, surface current models of open textbook production and contribute towards the development of a community of practice, the DOT4D project hosted the UCT Open Textbook Conversation event on 2 August 2019. 

Publication Date:
Thu, 08 Aug 2019 - 12:00
Open textbook conversations: DOT4D participation in OER19 and the SASUF Open Education and Social Justice forum

The DOT4D team travelled to Galway, Ireland, in April 2019 to take part in the OER19 conference and participate in a workshop with collaborators in the South Africa – Sweden University Forum (SASUF).

Publication Date:
Thu, 18 Apr 2019 - 14:00
Open education and social justice at UCT

Students at the University of Cape Town, and at all other South African higher education institutions, navigate an array of challenges in their daily struggle to obtain an education. Not least amongst these is rising costs – not just of tuition, but of all the ancillary aspects entailed in being at a university. In recognition of these challenges, the theme of this year’s Open Education Week seminar at UCT was “Open education and social justice: Towards equitable access through participation”.

Publication Date:
Tue, 19 Mar 2019 - 12:15
#mytextbookscost
#mytextbookscost campaign to surface rising cost of textbooks

Through engaging student communities and using the #mytextbookscost hashtag in a social media conversation, DOT4D hopes to give voice to those at UCT and beyond who are frustrated with the rising cost of university textbooks in South Africa.

Publication Date:
Tue, 29 Jan 2019 - 12:30

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