I created the wordle above using the search terms which have been submitted to the UCT OpenContent website. The larger the word, the more often it is being searched in the directory.  I find it fascinating to see what people are searching for in the directory!

Most of these terms were likely submitted by UCT students and staff exploring the directory.  Many would have also been submitted by interested or potential students and other self learners around the world.

I was intrigued to see terms like ‘reference‘ and ‘referencing‘ come up quite often.  One can assume that students are looking for materials which would help them properly reference their writing!   I know that the wonderful UCT library has an excellent resource on referencing on their website.  Maybe we need to make that more discoverable by listing it in the OpenContent directory?

Also note that people are looking for materials on the environment, anthropology, corporate governance, and many more!  Departments take note!  We would love to see more open content from those subject areas which are in demand.

OpenContent Search – What are people looking for?

CC BY 4.0 OpenContent Search – What are people looking for? by Michael Paskevicius is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.

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