Professor Laura Czerniewicz is the Director of the Centre for Innovation in Learning and Teaching (CILT), at the University of Cape Town, CILT's first director when it was formed in 2014. She has worked in education in a number of roles with a continuous focus on inequality, access and digital inequality. These have permeated her research interests which include the changing nature of higher education in a digitally-mediated society as well as student and academic technological practices. She is currently the South African lead on an ESRC NRF funded project on the Unbundled University, researching emerging models of teaching and learning provision.
She has played a key strategic and scholarly role in the areas of blended and online learning as well as open education.
Czerniewicz, L. Deacon, A., Walji, S. & Glover, M. (2017b). Chapter 10: OER in and as MOOCs. In: C. Hodgkinson-Williams & P. B. Arinto (Eds.), Adoption and Impact of OER in the Global South. http://roer4d.org/edited-volume-2
Czerniewicz, L., Deacon, A., Glover, M., Walji, S. (2017). MOOC-making and open educational practices. Journal of Computing in Higher Education 29 (1), 81–97.
Czerniewicz, L. (2017). Student practices in copyright culture: accessing learning resources, Learning, Media and Technology, 42(2), 171-184. DOI: 10.1080/17439884.2016.1160928
Czerniewicz L, Goodier S, Morrell R. 2017. Southern knowledge online? Climate change research discoverability and communication practices, Information, Communication and Society (3), 386 – 405.
Brown, C; Czerniewicz, L; Huang C-W & Mayisela T (2016) (In collaboration with the C-DELTA CILT Advisory Group). Curriculum for Digital Education Leadership: A concept paper. University of Cape Town, Centre for Innovation in Learning and Teaching
Brown, C, Czerniewicz, L., Mayisela T. & Huang, C-W (in press). A practice based approach theorizing digital education leadership. Conference proceedings for the 8th Pan-Commonwealth Forum to be held on 27-30 November 2016 under the auspices of the Open University Malaysia.
Czerniewicz,L; Goodier, S and Morrell, R (2016): Southern knowledge online? Climate change research discoverability and communication practices, in Information, Communication & Society, DOI: 10.1080/1369118X.2016.1168473 Postprint at http://goo.gl/8Pvw2U
Kell, C and Czerniewicz. L. (2016, in press) Visibility of Scholarly Research and Changing Research Communication Practices: A Case Study from Namibia In Esposito, A (Ed) Research 2.0 and the Impact of Digital Technologies on Scholarly Inquiry IGI Global. Postprint at http://goo.gl/ptxCfc.