Tim Low, a senior lecturer in mathematics and statistics, is developing a statistics open textbook that will be translated into isiXhosa to support the UCT Language Policy and develop multilingual awareness.
Dr Jonathan Shock, a Senior Lecturer in mathematics at UCT, is developing a mathematics open textbook for first-year students tailored to the local context in collaboration with students and colleagues.
Dr Juan Klopper is a Senior Lecturer in surgery and a prominent open education practitioner who is collaborating with students and practitioners to develop an open surgery textbook which supports students as well as healthcare workers in the field.
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.
As one of its first research activities, the DOT4D project is conducting a landscape survey of open textbook publishing at the University of Cape Town in order to produce a comprehensive list of open textbook publishing initiatives at UCT.
The Global OER Graduate Network (GO-GN) hosted alumnus DOT4D Principal Investigator Dr Glenda Cox in an open webinar on the DOT4D conceptual approach and proposed social justice intersectional model on Wednesday 5 December.