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The University of Cape Town’s Centre for Educational Technology takes great pleasure in announcing the launch of UCT’s OpenContent directory, a new portal for accessing the university’s collection of open educational resources.

Funded by the Shuttleworth Foundation and developed as part of the Open Educational Resources Project in the Centre for Educational Technology, the directory will showcase the UCT Collection of teaching resources shared freely on the internet.

The launch of the OpenContent directory is part of a greater OpenUCT initiative to increase the institutions participation in the global open research, teaching and social responsiveness environment. We are pleased to be able to align the event with the efforts of the University of the Western Cape and theOpen CourseWare Consortium, who are hosting a full day of activities to support open educational resources in South African higher education.

The launch of the OpenContent Directory and the Open UCT initiative will be followed by a cocktail party. Guest speakers will be CET Director Assoc. Prof Laura Czerniewicz, OpenCourseWare Consortium President Steve Carson, andDeputy Vice Chancellor Prof Jo Beall.

The even will be held on Friday the 12th of February 2010 on UCT’s middle campus. Please contact Michelle Willmers (michelle.willmers [AT] uct.ac.za) if you would like any additional information or wish to join us at the event

Announcing the Launch of the UCT OpenContent Directory
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