Glenda Cox

Team: Staff Development

Dr Glenda Cox is a senior lecturer at CILT and her portfolio includes Curriculum projects, Teaching with Technology innovation grants, Open Education Resources and Staff development. She has recently completed her PhD in Education and her research focused on using the theoretical approach of Social Realism to explain why academic staff choose to contribute or not to contribute their teaching resources as open educational resources. She believes supporting and showcasing UCT staff who are excellent teachers, both in traditional face-to-face classrooms and the online world, is of great importance. She is passionate about the role of Open Education in the changing world of Higher Education. 


Contact details
021 650 5024
Room 7.50, Floor 7, PD Hahn Building



Accredited peer reviewed journals

Carr, T., Cox,G., Eden, A and Hanslo. (2004). Peripheral Participation in a Blended Trade Bargaining Simulation' British Journal of Educational Technology, Special issue on the work of the Multimedia Education Group at the University of Cape Town: 35 (2): 197-212

Cox, G., Carr, T and Hall, M. (2004) Online Interaction in Courses at University of Cape Town. Journal of Computer Assisted Learning 20: 183-193.

Carr, T., Cox, G & Morrison, A. (2007). The politics of negotiating wikis: net based learning meets Political Science in a South African University. Special issue of Computers and Composition 24(3):266-284.


Non-accredited peer reviewed journals

Cox, G. (2010) Defining Innovation: Using soft Systems methodology to approach the complexity of Innovation in Educational Technology. International Journal of Education and Development using Information and Communication Technology

Cox, G. (2013). Researching Resistance to Open Education Resource contribution: an Activity theory approach. Special issue of the Journal of e-Learning and Digital Media: Exploring the Educational Potential of Open Educational Resources.10(2).

Cox, C & Trotter, H (2016). Institutional Culture and OER Policy: How Structure, Culture, and Agency Mediate OER Policy Potential in South African Universities in The International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning, 17(5). VoR,


Book Chapters

Carr, T., Lally, V., De Laat, M., & Cox, G. (2006). Empirical analyses of CSCL and the Central Research Questions: Two illustrative cases. In Sorenson, E & Murchu, D. (eds.) 2006. Enhancing learning through Technology pp:203-226. Information Science Publishing: Hershey, USA.

Carr, T., Deacon, A., Cox, G and Morrison, A. 2008. Teaching with Technology: A multifaceted staff development strategy. In: Kimble, C and Hildreth, P (eds. ) Communities of Practice: Creating learning environments for educators. Information Age publishers.

Hodgkinson-Williams, C.A., Paskevicius, M., Cox, G., Donnelly, S., Czerniewicz, L. & Lee-Pan, S. 2013. 365 Days of Openness: The Emergence of OER at the University of Cape Town. OER Knowledge Cloud. Athabasca University Press.

Czerniewicz, L; Cox, G; Willmers, M and Hodgkinson-Williams, C (in press) Open Content at the University of Cape Town. MOOCs and Open Education around the World. Curt Bonk, Mimi Lee, Tom Reeves, Tom Reynolds (Eds) To be Published by Routledge.


Conference Proceedings-peer reviewed papers

Carr, T and Cox, G. 2001. Networked Collaborative Learning in an Economics Education Project. Paper presented at European Conference on Educational Research in Lille, France.

Cox, G and Hall, M. 2001 .Analysing student interaction and collaboration on-line using communicative action theory and exchange structure analysis.. Paper presented at the International Literacy Conference, November 2001, Cape Town

Carr,T., Loopuyt, M and Cox, G 2002. Online collaboration-reading theory through practice., World Wide Web applications conference. University of Stellenbosch business school

Carr,T., Cox,G. Eden,A., And Loopuyt, M. 2002. An analysis of face to face and online learning conversations in three mixed mode courses, World Wide Web applications conference. University of Stellenbosch business school.

Carr, T and Cox, G. 2003. Online Interaction in a Critical Reasoning course. Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Multimedia and ICTs in Education in Badajoz, Spain

Cox, G and Carr, T. 2004. Integrating online learning environments into existing courses: what is good practice? Conference on Information technology in Tertiary education, University of Cape Town

Carr, AM., Brown, C., Cox, G., Czerniewicz, L., Deacon, A. and Morrison, A. 2005. Communities of practice in staff development: learning to teach with technology. The 7th Annual conference on WWW applications, Cape Town.

Carr, AM., Marquard, S., Cox, G and Brown, C. 2005. e/mergent learning form an online conference. The 7th Annual conference on WWW applications, Cape Town.

Cox, G., Carr, T and Czerniewicz, L. 2005. Staff development workshops for Humanities educators: Teaching with Technology. Proceedings of 8th IFIP World Conference on Computers in Education, Stellenbosch.

Cox, G. 2008. Enablers and Barriers, intentions and use: faculty take up of an online learning environment. Proceedings of 3rd International Conference on e-learning, Cape Town, June 28-29.

Cox, G. 2008. Defining innovation: what counts in the University of Cape Town landscape? Proceedings of Ascilite 1-3 December Melbourne, Australia

Cox, G. 2010. Sustaining innovations in educational technology: Views of innovators at the University of Cape Town.In C. H. Steel, M.J.Keppell, P.Gerbic & S Housego (Eds.) Curriculum, technology & transformation for an unknown future. Proceedings Ascilite Sydney 2010 (pp240-243)

Cox, G. 2012. Why would you do it, ... would a student actually be interested?” Understanding the barriers and enablers to academic contribution to an OER directory. . OCWC Global 2012: Innovation and Impact: Openly collaborating to enhance education. Cambridge, UK

Cox, G (accepted) Understanding the interplay between open culture, institutional structure and academic agency in lecturers’ contribution and non-contribution of Open Educational Resources: A Social Realist Approach. OpenEd 2014, Achieving the potential of Open. Washington DC, USA.


Long Abstract

Cox, Czerniewicz, L and Carr, T. 2006. Multifaceted staff development approach to integrating technology into University courses. E-learning Africa, Addis Ababa (long abstract and presentation)


Papers presented at conferences

Multimedia Education Group Colloquium: 3 papers presented (2002)

Glenda Cox, Martin Hall, Maria Loopuyt and Tony Carr 'Analysing student interaction and collaboration on-line using communicative action theory and exchange structure analysis'

Tony Carr, Glenda Cox, Andrea Eden, Maria Loopuyt 'An analysis of face to face and online learning conversations in three mixed mode courses

Glenda Cox, Maria Loopuyt, Tony Carr, David Horwitz and Andrea Eden Online Learning Environment: Case Study

Cox, G. 2007. Staff development and the use of Sakai: Humanities department case study. Sakai conference. Newport Beach, CA.
Hardin, J., Hodgkinson-Williams, C and Cox, G. 2011. Reviews of Current International OCW Surveys. Open CourseWare Consortium Conference. Cambridge Massachusetts, 4-6 May 2011.OCWC Global conference, Boston, Massachuchetts

Related links

Slideshare: Glenda Cox