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Opening Scholarship (2007)

The Opening Scholarship project, a research initiative funded by the Shuttleworth Foundation, profiled open initiatives at UCT – some of which predated the internet or the international open movement. The project produced 12 case studies: four of which were focused on research dissemination, five on teaching and learning, and three on social responsiveness. Backed by surveys of international literature on open scholarship, project seminars and conference presentations by project team members helped to identify areas of potential support and activity required to support an open institutional agenda and positioned CILT (then the Centre for Educational Technology) as a significant role-player and intermediary in supporting open practice at UCT.

OpeningScholarship outputs

Gray, E., Hodgkinson-Williams, C. & Willmers, M. (2009) The Opening Scholarship project: Executive summary. Available at:

Hodgkinson-Williams, C., Gray, E., Willmers, M. & Steenkamp-Fonseca, R. (2009) International environmental scan of the use of ICTs for community engagement in higher education. Available at:

Gray, E. (2009) National environmental scan of South African scholarly publishing. Available at: