Open Educational Resources in Teaching and Learning

Facilitator: Prof. Cheryl Hodgkinson-William and Michael Paskevicius (UCT)

Date, time and venue: 15th of April 2010, 14.00-16.00, room 4.106, Library, Cape Town Campus.

Workshop description:

Prof Hodgkinson-William (UCT)

This workshop will introduce participants to the concept of open educational resources (OER), highlight some of the benefits and challenges. It will also provide hands-on activities to find existing OER through international portals and run through the steps of re-purposing an existing OER or developing a new OER. In these activities attention will be given to alternative licensing options such as Creative Commons and strategies for dealing with 3rd party copyright.

To book this workshop please email Dr Eunice Ivala ( or Daniela Gachago (

Workshop resources

Podcasts of the workshop

Cheryl’s podcast (43 min)

Michael’s podcast (53 min)

For more information on UCT’s OER project visit


About D Gachago

I have been working in the field of eLearning for more than 10 years, in commercial companies and in Higher Education, in Austria, Botswana, Scotland and now South Africa. I am still enthusiastic about all the interesting stuff that's going on and am trying desperately to keep on top of all the new technology coming out (not always managing very well).
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