Well it’s been two weeks since we launched the new UCT OpenContent website. We have had numerous visits and have generated quite a bit of buzz in the UCT community as well as around the world. We are still tweaking the site to provide the best experience possible and welcome any constructive feedback the community may have.
I often wonder how the site appears and is interpreted by the visitors. I am most wary of the UCT student, who can visit the site and log in, but is not able to contribute be default.
Here is my call to students, if you want to share teaching and learning resources please get in touch with us via the feedback form and let us know. We can find a way for you to contribute as well.
Particularly student groups such as SHAWCO which certainly have a wealth of community based learning resources. Use the feedback form on the site to reach us.
While many additional UCT academics have expressed an interest to share their teaching and learning resources, we are faced with the challenge of intellectual property and ownership of teaching materials. Please know thatwhile the OER UCT team believes these to be real and challenging issues, we do not believe them insurmountable. We will work with you to ensure that your material can be shared using an open license. We are actively engaging with the Innovation and Intellectual Property Management unit at UCT and they have been very supportive of open educational resources at UCT!
T-Shirt says: I gave away intellectual property at UCT and all I got was this lousy t-shirt!!! A collectors item for the original OER UCT contributors.