Open Data and Open Educational Resources
UCT libraries is proud to host another satellite event in 2017. This year we focus on Open Data and Open Educational Resources (OER) and have invited UCT researchers, lecturers and their collaborative partners to talk about the work they are doing to facilitate "Open".
This satellite event is allied to the global OpenCon, a unique conference series and community that aims to empower the next generation to advance Open Access, Open Education and Open Data. Once a year, OpenCon brings together leading students and early career academic professionals from across the world to learn about the issues, develop critical skills, and return home ready to catalyze action toward a more open system for sharing the world’s information — from scholarly and scientific research, to educational materials, to digital data. In partnership with the main conference, which changes location each year, many satellites events are arranged annually. Read more about OpenCon here.
Some highlights of the day:
- OpenData morning session features keynote speaker Dr Marakalala, who was awarded the Wellcome Trust Intermediate Fellowship in Public Health and Tropical Medicine earlier this year. Also Robyn Farah and Bianca Charkaev of KATO and Women in Tech CT talking about how open data supports science and technology in Africa.
- OER afternoon session we have 6 X 15min talks from various educational professionals on innovative research being done in relation to Open Educational Resources (OERs), Open Educational Practice (OEP), open scholarship and more.
This is a blended event i.e. taking place in a physical space and online. Guests who would like to attend at the venue please RSVP on this google form.
If you wish to attend online on the 25th October via livestream please follow (link to video conference TBA for RSVPs). Recordings will be made available after the session on the UCT Figshare repository. We welcome attendees from other institutions, sectors and countries.
Further enquiries can be sent to: [email protected]
Registration for the UCT Figshare launch is done on LibCal.
To attend at the venue for the OpenCon 2017 Cape Town main event on 25 October please register on the google form for catering purposes.
Hlanganani Junction capacity is limited to 70 people, RSVP soon to reserve your seat or send us your details on the google form so we can email you the link for livestreaming, or keep checking this website for updates.