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The UCT OpenContent directory is the web portal for accessing open teaching and learning content from UCT. Produced by the Open Educational Resources project in the Centre for Educational Technology at UCT with the support of the Shuttleworth Foundation, the directory aims to showcase the teaching efforts of UCT academics and encourage the publication of open resources.
What is open content?
The term 'open content' is commonly used to refer to an internet-driven worldwide community effort through which educational resources can be accessed free of charge across the globe. Generally referred to as ‘digitised materials offered freely and openly for educators, students and self-learners to use and reuse for teaching, learning and research’, open content includes:
Effective use of open content has the potential to help you:
UCT OER resources do not:
UCT and the Cape Town Open Education Declaration
UCT has shown its commitment to openness in education by signing the Cape Town Open Education Declaration (CTOED), one of a number of global Declarations committed to accelerating efforts to promote open resources, technology and teaching practices in education. Taking the approach of open education as a living idea, the CTOED aims to foster a movement driven by individual interest and contribution. Read more about the Cape Town Open Education Declaration and become a signatory.
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