UCT Open Education Week 2019

25 Feb 2019
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25 Feb 2019



The Centre for Innovation in Learning and Teaching in collaboration with UCT Libraries is pleased to host this year’s Open Education Week seminar at the University of Cape Town on 6 March 2019. Recognising current inequities in terms of representation and access in the South African higher education system, the seminar takes an explicit social justice approach in terms of trying to articulate and identify the options for open education approaches which improve equitable access to appropriate and relevant learning resources.

The event will also serve as the launch of the UNESCO Chair in Open Education which was recently awarded to Associate Professor Cheryl Hodgkinson-Williams in recognition of her contribution in leading numerous ground-breaking research and implementation initiatives focused on open education in the Global South.

Date: 6 March 2019
Time: 13h30 – 15h30
Venue: Hlanganani Junction, Level 5, Oppenheimer Library, Upper Campus, UCT

This is an open event. Please RSVP by Monday 4 March to <bianca.masuku@uct.ac.za> if you are interested in attending.

The programme for the event is as follows:

13:30 Light refreshments on arrival
14:00 Keynote address Prof. Mamokgethi Phakeng
UCT Vice-Chancellor
14:15 Open education and social Justice: Value propositions for the University of Cape Town A/Prof. Cheryl Hodgkinson-Williams 
14:30 UCT Libraries social justice strategy through open educational resources Jill Claassen, Lena Nyahodza &
Dr Reggie Raju
UCT Libraries
14:45 Digital Open Textbooks for Development Dr Glenda Cox 
Centre for Innovation in Learning and Teaching
15:00 Drawing out of the box: Student-led open textbook development Kensleyrao Apajee
Department of Mechanical Engineering
15:15 How open and healthy are open educational resources in Health Sciences Gregory Doyle
Department of Health Sciences Education