OER at University of the Western Cape

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This presentation about Open Educational Resources at the University of the Western Cape was given by Mr. Fundile Nkunge at the Health OER Tech Africa workshop on October 4, 2012.

Presentation is CC BY SA licensed, University of the Western Cape, 2012.

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  • Java Platform Introduction The introduction to Java platform was created on 03-02-2010 and published the same day therefore it has one year old today. Since its creation, it hasn ’t been updated. The course is targeting student at entry level of programming language with Java script. The etool used here is the course content only.
  • The first publication of this course was on 03-02-2010 since then, it hasn ’t been updated. It’s one year old now. Furthermore it’s targets students at preliminary stage in programming language “PHP”. The etool used here is the course content only
  • BCB706 - Conservation Biology This course was first published on 13-05-2008 and update on 26-11-2008. It has not been updated from that day. The lecturer is currently using one etool under this course.
  • This course was published on17-09-2008 and updated on 01-02-2010. It ’s taught on yearly basis comprising 5 modules. Under this course there is one etool in use; course content. The target audience are students at introductory level of all the major aspects of the South African constitution while honing their relevant legal skills.
  • The first publication of course was on the 17-09-2008 and updated on the 02-03-2010 or one year and six months old from its date of creation up until now. It ’s taught online with weekly student meetings. There is only one etool under this course; course content.
  • The course Law Bill of right was published on 28-11-2008 and updated on 12-09-2008, therefore it ’s two years and four months old from its date of publication. It’s taught online with weekly student meetings. Furthermore there is currently one etool being used; course content.
  • This course was created on 15-02-2009. New contents were added to it on 30-03-2010 and 05/05/2010. There are currently three etools being used under it; course content, assignment and reading list. It ’s been taught online with weekly student meetings. It aims to enhance the measurement skills required to contribute to the optimal health of populations living in a healthy and sustainable environment in developing countries, particularly Africa.
  • This course first content was published on 13-05-2008 and was updated on 30-03-2010. That means this course has been online for the past two years and ten months. The etools used under it are course content and assignment. The target audience are students who are studying public health with Human Resource Management for health skills.
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  • OER at University of the Western Cape

    1. 1. Open Educational ResourcesBy CIECT Fundile Nkunge Accra 2012 Unless otherwise noted, this presentation is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution Share-Alike 3.0 License.
    2. 2. Centre for Innovative Educational andCommunications Technologies: – Instructional Design team – ICT staff Development team – Digital Academic Literacy – Digital Media Studio team – Material development team – Research team OCW and OER at UWC
    3. 3. Background3 OCW and OER at UWC
    4. 4. Background4 OCW and OER at UWC
    5. 5. OER5 Open Educational Resources (OER) Educational materials and resources Freely and openly for anyone to use.  Licenses-enable to re-mix, improve and redistribute  Attribution non-commercial  Attribution share alike OCW and OER at UWC
    6. 6. OER components6 Include:  Learning content: full courses, course materials, content modules, learning objects, journals.  Tools: software to support the creation delivery, use and improvement of open learning content  Implementation resources: e.g. Intellectual property licenses, design- principles, content localisation Human factor: continuous support for faculty OCW and OER at UWC
    7. 7. OCW & OER at UWC7 The institution has a progressive open content policy  guidelines for publication  copyright materials owned by the university  free and open content licenses OCW and OER at UWC
    8. 8. Centre for Innovative, Educational and Communication Technologies (CIECT) Support8 The free courseware, OER project at UWC is driven by the UWC’s Centre for Innovative, Educational and Communication Technologies (CIECT) o Buy-in o Get content from the lectures o Authoring of pages o Release content for publication. OCW and OER at UWC
    9. 9. CIECT’s Continuous Support9  http://eteaching.uwc.ac.za http://opencourseware.uwc.ac.za  UWC one of 1st university in Africa to join OCWC  Online learning culture  Changing minds  OER culture OF sharing – timeous- continuous support to change mindsets  Continuous Marketing  Continuous support OCW and OER at UWC
    10. 10. OCW & OER at UWC10  Currently UWC has seven departments which have courses currently on the UWC free courseware site. Economics and Management Sciences(EMS) Information Systems (Dr G Hearn) Java Platform Introduction to PHP Sciences (Dr. Richard Knight)  Biodiversity & Conservation Biology OCW and OER at UWC
    11. 11. OCW & OER at UWC11  Law Faculty (Prof. Pierre de Vos & Prof. Patricia Lenaghan)  CL202 - Constitutional Law  European Union Law LLM module    South African Law Bill of rights    School of Public Health (Prof Neil Myburgh and Prof Debra Jackson)  881520 - Measuring Health and Disease 1: Introduction to Epidemiology  SPH727 - Managing Human Resources for Health (Prof. Uta Lehmann)  Community Health Sciences ( Lorraine Fakude)  NUR821 - Curriculum Development for Health Professional Education  NUR823 - Teaching, Learning and Assessment methods, Second OCW and OER at UWC
    12. 12. 12 Java Platform Introduction OCW and OER at UWC
    13. 13. EMS Information Systems13 PHP OCW and OER at UWC
    14. 14. Sciences Faculty14 Biodiversity and conservation Biology BCB706 - Conservation Biology OCW and OER at UWC
    15. 15. Law Faculty15 CL202 - Constitutional Law OCW and OER at UWC
    16. 16. Law Faculty16 European Union Law LLM module OCW and OER at UWC
    17. 17. Law Faculty17 South African Law Bill of rights OCW and OER at UWC
    18. 18. School of Public Health18 881520 - Measuring Health and Disease 1: Introduction to Epidemiology OCW and OER at UWC
    19. 19. School of Public Health19 SPH727 - Managing Human Resources for Health OCW and OER at UWC
    20. 20. Community and Health Sciences (CHS) Faculty20 NUR821 - Curriculum Development for Health Professional Education OCW and OER at UWC
    21. 21. Community and Health Sciences (CHS) Faculty21 NUR823 - Teaching, Learning and Assessment methods, Second OCW and OER at UWC
    22. 22. Impact of OER at UWC22 Interviews of lecturers: An analysis  welcome the initiative  They believe it is a good initiative that need to be supported  Even though some are mainly using UWC Learning Management Systems (elearning and eteaching); they are willing to contribute and share their course material OCW and OER at UWC
    23. 23. Responses from lecturers23 “ I am hoping that it would be helpful for those using them in terms of educational and research support”. “ I was requested to upload my course on the OER site so that many people could access it freely” OCW and OER at UWC
    24. 24. Responses from lecturers24 “We are currently reviewing our modules for the second Semester and we are planning to offer similar content as short courses via the Division of Life Long Learning I plan to have the students to use OER more effectively by then. We must just not give up ” “The layout of the site is not user friendly as compared to our eTeaching and eLearning sites, furthermore its more likely to benefit the outsiders than our students” OCW and OER at UWC
    25. 25. NEXT STEP• Deputy Vice Chancellor to commit HR resources – Dedicated person for OER – Using colloquiums to market OER – Using Learning Management Systems Champions OCW and OER at UWC
    26. 26. 26 Thank you Enkosi

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