Nominations are now open for the inaugural UCT Open Textbook Award!
The Award is an initiative of the University of Cape Town Deputy Vice-Chancellor Teaching & Learning, Associate Professor Lis Lange, in association with the Digital Open Textbooks for Development project. It 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.
The UCT Open Textbook Award is a symbol of institutional commitment to supporting ongoing work in this area. The award has an explicit social justice focus and aims to recognise activities which support the university’s transformation efforts. In line with this approach, the award aims to reward open textbook development efforts which address any of the following criteria:
Curriculum transformation / decolonisation
Inclusion of students and marginalised voices
Relevance to local context
Single or multiple-authored textbooks may be nominated for the UCT Open Textbook Award, on condition that at least one of the primary authors or editors is based at UCT and the work is openly shared under an open licence. No restriction is placed on disciplinary orientation, language or code in which the book is written. There is no time limit in terms of publication date.
The UCT Open Textbook award carries a value of R30 000 and may be shared between more than one recipient.
Deadline for nominations is 30 September 2020.
Queries can be addressed to Dr Glenda Cox <email@example.com>