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.
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.
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.
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.
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.