UCT Open Textbook Award
The UCT Open Textbook Award aims to incentivise innovation in teaching and learning, recognise the efforts of open textbook authors, and promote the creation and reuse of open educational resources.
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Author profile: Dr Jonathan Shock
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.
Author profile: Assoc Prof Maria Keet
Associate Professor Maria Keet has collaborated with colleagues and students at UCT to develop the world's first dynamic, online open textbook on ontology engineering for computer scientists.
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Author profile: Stella Papanicolaou and team
Stella Papanicolaou, Valerie Lehabe and Maashitoh Rawoot are developing an architecture open textbook that makes historical narratives and technological developments of modern buildings in the global south more visible and accessible.
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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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Thursday, 26 November 2020
Glenda Cox GO-GN webinar recording now available

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.

Publication Date:
Mon, 10 Dec 2018 - 10:30
UCT launches call for digital open textbook development proposals

The University of Cape Town (UCT) today launched a call for grant proposals to support the development of digital open textbooks at UCT.

Publication Date:
Mon, 03 Dec 2018 - 12:00
Exploring the philosophy of open: Participation in UP Open Access seminar series

DOT4D Principal Investigator Dr Glenda Cox was recently invited to present on “The philosophy of open” in the University of Pretoria Open Access seminar series. The presentation focused largely on affordances of the open movement and the potential of open educational resources to assist in addressing current challenges related to curriculum transformation, localisation and cost reduction.

Publication Date:
Wed, 28 Nov 2018 - 13:00
UCT Open Access Week 2018: Towards equitable access and social justice

In October 2018, the University of Cape Town (UCT) joined institutions around the world in celebrating International Open Access Week. UCT Libraries, in collaboration with Disability Services, the Centre for Innovation in Learning and Teaching (CILT) and Postgraduate Studies, hosted a seminar on “Designing equitable open access foundations for social justice”. The event highlighted UCT’s explicit social justice agenda in encouraging more open, inclusive approaches to scholarship.

Publication Date:
Mon, 19 Nov 2018 - 11:45