With sadness, I report that today is my last day here with the Centre for Educational Technology (CET) at the University of Cape Town (UCT). I have enjoyed the past three years immensely working on the open educational resource project here at UCT. Support for the project has grown quite steadily which I suspect will continue as OpenUCT takes off in 2012.
I initially come to Cape Town in February 2009 to complete my masters in educational technology. I believe I was very fortunate to find part-time work with CET just as the OER@UCT project was beginning in early 2009. At the time, the concept of open education was quite new to me, but I was interested in using technology to enhance educational experiences. It’s been an absolute delight to be a part of UCT’s move towards openness and knowledge sharing in education using the internet. I firmly believe that UCT is an institution to watch in the open education space and I wish the OpenUCT team the best.
I really could not have imagined working with such a wonderful bunch of colleagues. I really want to thank you all for being part of the experience! This includes CET as well as my friends in the Centre for Higher Education Development (CHED), Information and Communication Technology Services (ICTS) and the array of open scholars and academics I was fortunate to work with throughout the faculties.
P.S. This blog shall live on and will continue reporting on developments with open educational resources at UCT.
Now some magic moments!
Michael Paskevicius, Stephen Marquard, Glenda Cox, Shihaam Shaikh, Cheryl Hodgkinson-Williams and Roger Brown: UCT OpenContent moves from an external project to a CET core activity August 2010
Michael Paskevicius, Thomas King, Michelle Willmers, Samantha Richmond, Cheryl Hodgkinson-Williams, Shihaam Shaikh, Laura Czerniewicz, Eve Gray, Stephen Marquard and Julian Kinderlerer just before DVC Max Price signed the Berlin Declaration on Open Access in November 2011.
Cheers and best wishes!!