Vice Chancellor’s Strategic Fund Student OER Adaptation Project, University of Cape Town

Cape Town University, South Africa
Glenda Cox & Thomas King

Keywords: OER, postgraduate, students, African content, adaptation

The purpose of this project was to pilot a student-focused OER adaptation project, utilising student experiences of quality teaching and their familiarity with lecturers and their teaching materials to help drive a grassroots or bottom-up approach to OER creation. Six faculty-based students and one student coordinator were employed in order to promote OER in general and the UCT OpenContent directory in particular, to actively solicit existing teaching materials and adapt them into OER through copyright clearance and minor structural and pedagogical changes, and to upload the completed OER to UCT OpenContent and make them available under Creative Commons licenses.