Open Education at UCT | Centre for Innovation in Learning and Teaching

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"Open Scholarship research began in CILT in 2007. Initial projects funded by the Shuttleworth Foundation looked at case studies in sharing of teaching materials. This pioneering work led to CILT receiving funding from the Mellon Foundation to create a web referatory for sharing open education resources (teaching materials of any kind, available online and openly licenced).   

UCT’s first open content directory was developed in the Centre for Innovation in Learning and Teaching (CILT) from this Mellon grant.  The purpose of the initial directory was to provide a place for UCT academics to share OER. That same OER is now shared in the new OpenUCT repository (, launched in June 2014 and managed by the UCT Library. Contribution to the UCT OC directory is voluntary.   

The University of Cape Town is a member of the Open Education consortium, an international consortium with around 300 universities that also make their teaching materials openly available for sharing (

Workshops and presentations:

CILT also runs introductory or advanced workshops on Open education, Open education Resources, Open education practices, Open scholarship, Copyright and Open licensing specifically Creative Commons. ...



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Date tagged:

08/18/2018, 16:01

Date published:

08/18/2018, 12:03