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.
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.