[Irtalk] FW: [Teachtech-l] Come and Join us for Open Education Week at UCT (5-10 March)

Smith, Ina <ismith@sun.ac.za> ismith at sun.ac.za
Thu Feb 23 12:04:35 SAST 2012

From: Glenda Cox [mailto:glenda.cox at uct.ac.za]
Sent: 23 February 2012 11:59
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Subject: [Teachtech-l] Come and Join us for Open Education Week at UCT (5-10 March)

Dear Colleague,

5-10 March is the first global Open Education week. This international event is hosted by the OpenCourseWare Consortium ( http://ocwconsortium.org/) of which UCT (http://openuct.uct.ac.za/) is a member. There will be contributions from over 130 organizations and institutions across the world:
You are invited to participate in Open Education week at UCT (see more detail on these events below)

Afternoon event:
Open Education Week: Broadening Learning Opportunities
When: 6 March 12.30-4.30
Where: African Studies Gallery
Sign up: http://teaching.cet.uct.ac.za/events/signup/422

Short workshop:
Finding Open Stuff
When: 7 and 9 March 1-2pm
Where: Upper campus venue
Sign up: http://teaching.cet.uct.ac.za/events/signup/423
Where: Health Science venue
Sign up: http://teaching.cet.uct.ac.za/events/signup/424

6 March 2012 (African Studies Gallery)
12.30-4.30 pm

Light lunch


Introduction and Welcome

Dr Max Price, Vice Chancellor, University of Cape Town


Introducing openness at UCT, in South Africa, Africa and the world

Associate Professor Laura Czerniewicz, Director OpenUCT Initiative


What does OE mean for Higher Education in Africa?

Panel Discussion

This panel will include 10-15 minute presentations by each panelist followed by 20 minutes discussion time.

Marion Jacobs (Dean of the Faculty of Health Science),
Reggie Raju (Director: Library IT and Communication at the University of Stellenbosch),
Allison Fullard (Deputy Director Library Services at the University of the Western Cape)
Ed Rybicki (Professor in Microbiology, Project lead in the Research Portal initiative)

3.00 pm

Examples of Openness: Broadening learning opportunities: beyond Higher education

Openly-licensed school textbooks go mainstream

Mark Horner (Siyavula)

Citizen Science

3.30 pm

MammalMAP: uniting African people in the conservation of African mammals

Tali Hoffman (Zoology)

Make a difference: become an ambassador for biodiversity

Les Underhill (Avian Demography Unit, Department of Statistical Science)

4.00 pm

OpenCourseWare excellence award

Glenda Cox will hand over this award to Matumo Ramafikeng

4.15 pm

Closing remarks

Dr Eve Gray ( Scholarly Communications in Africa)

7 March: Finding Open Stuff workshop presented by Shihaam Donnelly
1-2pm Upper campus Student Learning centre

This presentation showcases various sites where you can find open images, audio, video, software, comics and more. By using open resources, you are free to share your work without fear of infringing copyright.

9 March: Finding Open Stuff workshop for Health Science presented by Shihaam Donnelly
1-2pm Venue at FHS to be announced

This presentation showcases various sites where you can find open images, audio, video, software, comics and more. By using open resources, you are free to share your work without fear of infringing copyright.

If you have any questions about these events please contact Glenda.cox at uct.ac.za<mailto:Glenda.cox at uct.ac.za>

Hope to see you there,
The OpenUCT team!

Glenda Cox
Lecturer, Curriculum Projects
Center for Educational Technology (CET)
Tel: +27(21) 6505024


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