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    • OpenUCT & Challenges OpportunitiesTuesday, June 21, 2011
    • OpenUCT opportunities three major stakeholders UCTTuesday, June 21, 2011
    • OpenUCT opportunities Support Afropolitan Initiative Improve visibility & provide a showcase for UCT’s research & education Build on UCT’s reputation as a world-class university Ensure effective digital curation UCT Create a lifelong connection with alumniTuesday, June 21, 2011
    • OpentUCT opportunities three major stakeholders UCT StudentsTuesday, June 21, 2011
    • OpenUCT opportunities Increase collaboration Provide an integrated & student-centric academic experience Exposure to thought leaders Break down social & political barriers Able to access & audit courses Students Allows students’ freedom for: innovation, customization, intellectual risk takingTuesday, June 21, 2011
    • OpenUCT opportunities three major stakeholders UCT Academics StudentsTuesday, June 21, 2011
    • OpenUCT opportunities Provide opportunity for knowledge retention Allow research to be available to a wider audience Promote collaboration amongst peers Create a teaching track record AcademicsDisseminate academic knowledge to remote areasTuesday, June 21, 2011
    • OpenUCT challenges Three major stakeholders UCT Academics StudentsTuesday, June 21, 2011
    • Challenges: Require extensive Enhance divide of Digital education & buy-in Elite/Stranger Ensure all resources & metadata meet OpenUCT Appropriate time & standards place usage Ensure project sustainability Assumption of 24 hour Require large scale availability funding Raise questions on institutional ownershipTuesday, June 21, 2011
    • Challenges: Require an extensive organizational Fragmentation change amongst peers Overcoming Resistance to changing technological & education paradigms geographic barriers Current academic Renew awareness on publishing models not plagiarism & student aligned with open concepts engagement Create intellectual property rightsTuesday, June 21, 2011
    • 4c’s Curation to successful implementation Case Building Community ContentTuesday, June 21, 2011
    • case study: Academics University of Malawi: Kamuzu College of Nursing Challenges Keys to Success ‘ground zero’ OER Full support from librarian Limited IT dept. Localize project Time for team Faculty resistance unless Power supply benefits are clearly identified Ensure project sustainability Ongoing assessments & sharing results with stakeholdersTuesday, June 21, 2011
    • thank you: Kelsey Wiens kelseywiens@gmail.com @spandexnerd Images with thanks from Michael Konstantynowicz, & CreativeCommonsSA Content with thanks from OpencoursewareConsortium OpenContent UCT, Laura Czerniewicz, Cheryl Hodgkinson-Williams, Michael PaskeviciusTuesday, June 21, 2011