An educator in multiple spheres all my life, I have worked in the field of educational technology at the University of Cape Town for over a decade, previously working in publishing in Zimbabwe and South Africa. The recent Director of the Centre for Educational Technology, I have been seconded to head up The OpenUCT Initiative this year.
This Initiative is a critical vehicle positioning UCT to engage with opening scholarship globally and locally, specifically from a southern perspective. The Initiative will make UCT- generated shareable scholarly resources freely available online.
My research interests include open scholarship broadly, scholarly communication, students’ digitally-mediated practices, digital identities and the field of learning technology as a scholarly domain.
Some of my presentations are on Slideshare, and I am on http://uct.academia.edu/LauraCzerniewiz and I have a Linkedin profile. I am on Twitter as @czernie; that is probably the best place to follow what I’m up to at the moment.