Rudo Chikuni is a post-doctoral research fellow. She graduated with a PhD in Information Systems from UCT, researching on the implications of institutional e-learning policy-making processes on e-learning policy discourses in Higher Education Institutions in South Africa. She is currently conducting research on institutional Open Educational Resources (OER) policies and surveying the OER policy ecosystem in Higher Education, to understand the implications of policy on practice.
Patricia has a passion for disseminating scholarly research and making it accessible for use and reuse. This passion stems from her background as a Librarian and holder of a Masters degree in Archives and Records management.Data curation, management and use are at the core of her career interests. Patricia has collaborated actively with other researchers on open learning and e-learning having worked as an intern for the Open UCT initiative, tasked with curating Open UCT data.
She also worked as a research fellow for MELISSA, a joint project on e-learning between UCT, Cape Peninsula University of Technology (CPUT) and Universita della Svizzera Italiana, Switzerland and the Western Cape Education Department.