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Tuesday, November 26 • 13:45 - 14:15
Open textbook case studies: Social justice, agency and intersectionality.

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Open textbook initiatives are demonstrating cost-savings in the United States and Canada. The case is therefore increasingly being made for the production and use open textbooks from an economic perspective. At the University of Cape Town (UCT), the Digital Open Textbooks for Development (DOT4D) project, which began in July 2018, is also investigating cost savings. However, the impetus for this project is premised on the potential for open textbooks to play a key role in transforming the curriculum. This is particularly relevant in the South African higher education context, where student protests from 2014-2107 called for decolonisation of the curriculum and free university education.

The DOT4D project has three components. The research process includes a landscape survey of open textbook publishing at UCT, case studies on UCT open textbook development initiatives, and an intellectual property policy landscape survey. The implementation component provides small grants to enable academics to create and adapt open textbooks. And lastly, advocacy activity engages stakeholders in the South African higher education system in a conversation around what is required to promote and sustain a scaleable, institutionally driven approach to open textbook production.

This presentation will include examples of the application of the DOT4D, social justice, agency and intersectional approach. It will highlight the role of open textbook creators as agents who have embraced an intersectional and transformative approach to collaborative authoring of teaching materials. The purpose of using this social justice approach is to identify the injustices that are present in current student access to textbooks. This research will also consider how open textbook creators are moving towards a transformed and just approach to textbook creation and use.

Speakers
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Glenda Cox

Lecturer, University of Cape Town
Why academics choose to share or not share their teaching materials as OER. The quality in OER debate. OER and the Library. OER and Open access.


Tuesday November 26, 2019 13:45 - 14:15
BL27.05 ground floor classroom - Presentations