The emergence of the Internet and the digital world has changed the way people access produce and share information and knowledge Yet people in Africa face challenges in accessing scholarly publications journals and learning materials in general At the heart of these challenges and solutions to them is copyright the branch of intellectual property rights that covers written and related works This book gives the reader an understanding of the legal and practical issues posed by copyright for access to learning materials in Africa and identifies the relevant lesson best policies and best practices that would broaden and deepen this access This book is based on the work of the African Copyright and Access to Knowledge ACA2K research network launched in late 2007 as a network of researchers committed to probing the relationship between copyright and learning materials access in eight African countries Egypt Ghana Kenya Morocco Mozambique Senegal South Africa and Uganda
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Word 2007 is a word processor designed by Microsoft This manual will show you some more advanced features of the program and is aimed at students preparing to write their thesis. The manual covers: Outlining; Using styles; Creating a table of contents; Defining document sections; Effective use of graphics.
There are few contexts where people are not confronted by difference in the workplace, in organisations and public spaces, and as an aspect of the general body politic. The challenge, therefore, is how to value what different groups may bring to the collective while, at the same time, maintaining cohesive societies. Contemporary South Africa is no exception in facing realities such as these although the specific contours that the challenges take are obviously shaped by South Africa's history, its socioeconomic capacities, and the particular demographics that form its population. Widespread legislative reform has attempted to redress stratification along a number of axes of difference. Employment equity measures such as affirmative action which were conceptualised in countries like the USA were designed to introduce a representative number from minority groups into relatively homogenous organisations. The changes envisioned for South African organisations are of a different order in this country where the majority demographic has to be brought into the centre politically, economically, and organisationally - a fundamental transformation in processes, structures, identities and relationships. The case studies that are presented here are a reminder of this sometimes volatile transformation of South African life where new opportunities and challenges often come into conflict with old mindsets and practices.
In the past Prof Tim Noakes was convinced that physiology could explain performance. After 38 years of studying the human body, he now believes that the mind and the role of self belief are crucial factors in human athletic feats. In January 2008, Noakes presented this lecture, entitled "Beyond the VO2 Max: The Role of Self Belief in Elite Athletic Performance" at Croke Park Stadium, Dublin.
This is the second-year second semester mainstream physics course and is also suitable for mathematicians, astronomers, chemists and computer scientists. CLASSICAL MECHANICS: Review of NewtonŐs laws, constraints, dŐAelmbert principle, Lagrangian formulation of mechanics, conservation laws, applications, central forces, planetary motion, small oscillations, normal co-ordinates. QUANTUM MECHANICS: The basic assumptions of quantum mechanics, solutions of Schrodinger's equation, properties of wave functions and operators, one-dimensional applications, angular momentum in quantum mechanics, three-dimensional applications, the hydrogen atom, approximate methods. UCT PHY2015S
For South Africa, finding a policy approach that balances the increasing demand for energy with the need for sustainability, equity, and climate change mitigation is a particular challenge. Through energy modelling indicators of sustainable development and policy analysis, Harald Winkler builds a rich and detailed case study illustrating how a development-focused approach to energy and climate policy might work in South Africa. Moreover, with recent recordsetting global crude oil prices, he points out that making energy supply and use more sustainable is a central challenge in South Africa's future development path. An energy researcher, IPCC author, Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change and a member of the South African delegation to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change, Winkler offers a nuanced examination of where the synergies and tradeoffs lie, and makes clear the imperative of considering long-term implications when meeting short-term needs.
The draft review examines the link between climate change and health with special reference to the Southern African region SADC countries It attempts to set the scene for determining pertinent research priorities in the region to contribute to knowledge on the one hand and for identification implementation and evaluation of adaptation interventions that are likely to be appropriate and effective in the region This review has been conducted by Strategic Evaluation Advisory and Development Consulting SEAD a health consultancy together with the COEHR and is part of the Regional Climate Change Programme RCPP led by One World Sustainable Investments
Lecture series coordinated by Alec Erwin, Honorary Professor of Economics University of the Western Cape. Considerable economic and other challenges face contemporary states around the world. This is even more the case for Africa, where the developmental issues are massive. This course will examine the implications of a commitment to a 'developmental state' for South Africa and Africa, and assess key contemporary challenges. ' Development' is a complex concept and the role that states have played, or can play, in achieving development is also a contested area. The first lecture will consider these issues with specific reference to Africa and South Africa. Attention will then turn to the critical policy balance between development and environmental sustainability - an issue made more pressing as the reality of climate change is increasingly felt. The third lecture will examine how the size and complexity of the large energy systems relied upon by the world economies pose major new structural challenges. South Africa's future depends as much on the development of Africa, as on its own development. Do African states have the capacity to lead the developmental process? This issue will be the subject of the fourth lecture. The final lecture will consider whether the claims that South Africa is a 'developmental state' are justified or even possible. Alec Erwin, a past Minister of Trade and Industry and of Public Enterprises, will give two of the lectures, and significant South African and regional economists and policy thinkers will contribute to the course.
Note: This book was written in 1999 and last updated in 2003. Since then technologies have changed so the non-conceptual and more technical parts of the book may be out of date.Why Yet Another Textbook (WYAT)?There are many excellent introductory information systems (IS) texts on the market. Why then produce our own text? Interestingly enough, when we sat down to critically review the first year Information Systems curriculum, the very last thing that we wanted was to get involved in writing yet another text. But after we had set the broad educational goals, the curriculum content and educational approach, we found that no textbook fitted our objectives or approach. Briefly, the following considerations forced us to fire up our word processor and compile the text you find in front of you.Technology Bias. A frequent criticism of the introductory information systems curricula is that many have a very strong technological bias: many courses are an in-depth treatment of hardware and software concepts with an avalanche of buzzwords, often reflecting some computer science origins. Although a sound understanding of the technology that underlies information systems is critical, this technology is subject to significant change and seems to receive a disproportionately large amount of attention. This is particularly prevalent in many of the American textbooks that we considered for this course: they all seem to be an "Introduction to Computers" rather than an "Introduction to Information Systems". We wondered where the broader scientific contexts are in these, admittedly very well illustrated but quickly out-dated, documentaries of computer technologies. This is in sharp contrast to a number of European and Australasian texts, some of which relegate all the technology concepts to a single chapter or even a mere appendix at the end of the book! We needed something of a balance between these two extremes. We hope that the three roughly equal sections (scientific, technological and organisational contexts) in this will provide a sufficiently balanced approach to the study of information systems. We wish to provide students with a sound technical understanding but also let them take into account the more philosophical, scientific and organisational aspects of information systems.Depth of Treatment. We needed a text where the conceptual or theoretical component would be equivalent to roughly half of a one-semester course. Most textbooks on the market are intended for full or half-year courses. A frequent comment, even of the newer "trimmed-down editions", is that there is just too much material. Students with little or no previous exposure to computer jargon especially despair when confronted with the many new terms and acronyms. In addition, many of these technologies may be outdated by the time the students have completed their studies. By limiting ourselves to twelve chapters and setting strict limits to the length of each chapter, we hope to stem the "information overload" without compromising the academic standard. We carefully considered "need to know" versus "nice to know". A good example of the latter are the typical detailed historical notes on historical devices such as the abacus, Babbage or ENIAC.Educational Approach. Contrary to our expectations, past student evaluations showed that the textbook previously use, a well-written American one with excellent colour photographs and illustrations, was not well received and lectures based on the textbook were judged to be "boring". It is clear that a different educational approach was needed, perhaps due to our unique South African circumstances. Based on our experiences, we hope that a participatory learning approach will make the "theoretical" section come more alive and replace the rote learning with genuine understanding. The integral part of this text is therefore in the supporting materials: readings, case studies, class assignments and group exercises.Cost. Although not a decisive factor, we also considered the fact that many students face financial constraints. By producing a local textbook, we hope to beat the exchange rate fluctuations.This text consist of twelve chapters, which can be grouped roughly into the following three sections.The scientific context: a review of the fundamental scientific concepts on which IS builds: what is information, what is a system and what are information systems.The technological context: an overview of relevant technology: hardware, software and communications technology.The organisational context: the development and deployment of information systems as well as some wider societal concerns.It is important that this text not be seen separate from the practical worksheets, case studies, videos and group work, which will be provided in the lectures. The intention of these additional materials is to enhance the educational process through participatory learning units: you learn best when doing.It is also our conviction that university students need to be introduced from the first year to academic pluralism: too often undergraduate students get the impression that there is a single correct approach or, even worse, that most problems have only one correct solution or answer. This text is therefor supplemented with additional readings, culled from the world-wide web, in which we hope to expose students to different views of the material presented in the concepts part.
The diversity workshops were held with academic staff who supervise fourth-year medical students' research and health promotion projects in the Public and Primary Health Care Department at the University of Cape Town. These include staff who are site facilitators, lecturers, and registrars in the Health Science Faculty. Many of them, except for the site facilitators who mainly supervise the health promotion projects, have had no training in teaching methodology or educational theory. Therefore, the emphasis of the training was on the supervision of the research Epidemiology projects. The supervisors were facing complex challenges in establishing new ways of teaching to support the changing learning environment, small group learning in institutional and community settings, and the increasing diversity of the student body. To enable staff to respond to these challenges, an Adult Educator from the Centre of Higher Education and Development was asked to run workshops with staff in which diversity is made an explicit presence in the learning process. This report documents the process of the workshop implementation.
This resource provides the entirety of the Diversity Literacy course content. A 2nd-year level course, offered at UCT as part of the Vice Chancellors strategic planning, Diversity Literacy aims to facilitate a process of conscientisation amongst students from all disciplinary backgrounds. Users will find all materials required to run the course syllabus, powerpoint presentations, assignments, assessment guides, useful links, and discussion guides. Also included is a comprehensive overview which provides users with the rational behind the course, along with a discussion of how to use the included resources.
Many of the goals of South Africa's new democracy depend on the production of professionals who have not only the knowledge and skills to make our country globally competitive but also a commitment to working and living here. Despite numerous reforms, the South African health system, ten years into democracy, remains divided with first world private care that ranks with middle income countries internationally at the one end and at the other extreme in the rural public sector in particular conditions that are superior only to the poorest of African countries. Much work has been done to change medical school curricula in line with the primary healthcare focus of government policy and international trends towards problem-based learning. This study on the medical profession and its related education programmes considers the multiple worlds of medical practice in South Africa ten years into democracy from a number of perspectives. First it presents the major problem facing government - the skewed distribution of medical doctors across public, private, rural, and urban divides - and considers its recent attempts to rectify the imbalance. sSecondly, it presents the universities' responses to the equity and redress demands of government policy, changing profiles of medical students and graduates, and new curricula to meet the profile of the basic doctor who is willing and able to serve the needs of a transformed South Africa. Finally, it focuses on two medical schools to explore these issues in greater depth.
Background Neurology is introduced into the University of Cape Town MBChB programme in the 3rd year. The Head of the Neurology Department, Prof. Roland Eastman, conducted a 'Master Class' for the clinicians who would be providing teaching sessions to the students. Just before his retirement, this video was produced in an attempt to capture his unique style of teaching. It is intended for use by both students and teachers This video depicts the examination of the nervous system through testing of the Motor System Sensations Cerebellum Cranial Nerves. Prof. Roland Eastman received a Distinguished Teacher Award in 2010, and, at the time of producing this video, was Head of the Division of Neurology, Department of Medicine, Groote Schuur Hospital and University of Cape Town.
This talk was delivered to UCT alumni in London at South Africa House in 2007. It describes how the University influenced my early career and led me to study two of the important intellectual challenges of my life - exercise associated hyponatraemia and the central governor model of exercise. It then discusses the role of science in assisting the rise of South African cricket under the coaching of Bob Woolmer and of South African ascent to winning the 2007 Rugby World Cup under Jake White. It ends with the story of UCT graduate Lewis Gordon Pugh's swims in the Antarctic and Arctic, including his epic 18 minutes 1km swim at the North Pole in June 2007, how science insured his success, and the role that his self belief and that of his scientific support team played in that success.
Students are often unsure of exactly what plagiarism is and how it affects them. Especially these days with the ease of cutting and pasting from the Internet, student plagiarism has become an issue of great concern in academic institutions and it is very important to realize that any accusation of plagiarism will be serious and could be dealt with very severely.This handbook has been designed to help you understand and appreciate the need for proper referencing, evaluate different resources, and properly cite varying resources according to internationally approved citation styles.
An examination of the reasons for studying religion and religions, and the necessity for educator, student, administrative, or parental involvement in the process of teaching and learning about religious diversity. In this paper, Chidester tests one possible answer to these questions - namely citizenship - and suggests that the study of religion, religions, and religious diversity, can usefully be brought into conversation with recent research on new formations of citizenship.
The Learning Network pamphlets have been developed using principles of popular education and are suited for use by academia and community organisations' with other members of civil society. A series of 7 pamphlets exploring different aspects of the Right to Health. These pamphlets are available in three languages: English, Xhosa and Afrikaans.
How to use RefWork referencing tool Contents include How to login to RefWorks Import references from databases Importing text files Manually entering a reference How to use RefGrab It Search Online databases in RefWorks eg UCT Libraries online catalogue ALEPH Finding your references in RefWorks, Organising your results How to create a bibliography How to use WritenCite, Importing from Google Scholar, Advanced searches and lookups, Viewing sorting and printing, Editing multiple references, Linking to online services Using RefWorks Offline Using My List, Using RefShare
Over the past three decades, the discipline of Disability Studies has emerged as an independent field within the social science research and theoretical arena. Questions surrounding the nature and origin of oppressive societal responses to impairment - ranging from service installations to bureaucratic policies, linguistic conventions to exclusionary practices - are the primary concern of the field. Disability Studies attempts to examine and debunk the 'disabled' identity as one ascribed to individuals arbitrarily, yet selectively, designated as disabled. Broadly, key theoretical positions within the field assert that the negatively valued and ascribed group identity of being disabled is one which serves, through the operation of complex ideological machinery, to justify and obscure the systematic exclusion of persons, so designated, from equitable participation in the production of culture. This study looks at dynamics of human rights and disability within higher education institutions from this perspective.
These images were used in the publication, "Studying at University: A guide for First Year Students."The entire guide book is available here.
This textbook focuses on a specific internet marketing tools, including the basics of internet marketing, websites as effective foundation for holistic marketing, writing effective online copy, successful email marketing campaigns, online advertising, search engine optimisation, social media, measurability and performance indicators, mobile marketing, and developing a holistic plan for success.
Get ahead of the game by making optimal use of the internet and its tools. Become more effective, more efficient and work smarter: become an internet superuser. The Internet Super-User Textbook empowers you to make maximum use of the resources available on the internet, including the advanced use of search engines, how to research online, different ways of online communication (from online forums, instant messaging to VOIP), personal information management, online safety and security, mobile internet, social networking, and publishing your own online content.
This resource provides a useful backdrop on political communication, journalism and national development issues as priority areas for collaborative action in Africa and the Middle East. This course provides a business perspective of information systems and stresses how information systems can be used to improve their planning and operation. The nature and value of information, as well as the impact of Internet technology on organisations and society are also considered.
Word 2007 is a word processor designed by Microsoft. This manual will get you started using the program and covers: Navigating documents and files; Formatting documents; Creating tables; Using graphics; Printing.
Introductory Virology for 2nd and 3rd year courses
The material consists of a series of linked pages exploring an introduction to the concept of viruses, and an exploration of their general properties.
This site provides the basis of material for 7-lecture course in introductory microbiology (MCB2016F) and a 20-lecture course (MCB3024S, Defence and Disease) given to third-year students.
David Wolfe, Emeritus Professor of Physics, University of New Mexico, and Director, Oppenheimer Institute for Science and International Cooperation. Isaac Newton has a good claim to being the most famous man of the last 500 years. Whilst no individual can claim to be the originator of what has come to be called the Scientific Revolution, surely Isaac Newton is more responsible than any other single person. If we look at the technology on which our modern world is based - from the existence of electricity to transport to telecommunications and much else - all are based on the science which developed from the 18th century onwards. The Enlightenment, itself, and the concept of the individual, all developed as a result of his thinking. Even the reaction to these ideas from Romanticism to Fascism came about because of the rise of intellectual enquiry. Yet Newton does not fit the picture of 'the scientist' that we hold today. He spent more of his life thinking about alchemy and religion than he did about mathematics or physics. Moreover, he was one of history's greatest misanthropes. Left by his mother at three years of age, he appears never to have recovered from that trauma. This course will investigate Newton's life and work in relation to his achievements and also to his arguments with such people as Robert Hooke, John Flamsteed - the first Astronomer Royal, and Gottfried Leibniz- the codiscoverer of the calculus. An astounding genius, Newton was a deeply flawed human being.
This resource contains various chapters and factsheets on land degradation in South Africa. A vast amount of data which was generated during the national review of land degradation in South Africa is also available in both GIS and Excel format.
Since the advent of democracy in 1994 issues at the heart of the land question in South Africa are how to reverse this phenomenon and how a large-scale redistribution of land can contribute to the transformation of the economy and the reduction of poverty both rural and urban Edited by Ntsebeza and Hall the volume includes contributions by leading scholars and activists such as Mercia Andrews Henry Bernstein Ben Cousins Sam Moyo and Cherryl Walker and government and World Bank officials such as Glen Sonwabo Thomas Rogier van den Brink and Hans Binswanger This book is bound to have wide appeal among activists and students as well as academics researchers and policymakers
A fusion of linguistic, religious, and ethnic groups with rich diverse roots and intersecting histories make up South Africa. However, the literature on most of the smaller groups tends to be thin and uneven, and often tends to relegate them to the margins of the country's major narratives. This innovative study introduces readers to a fascinating world of linguistic, religious, and cultural politics in the South African port city of Durban, from around 1950, the world of the Arabic Study Circle. This Association was led by a group of largely middle class Indian Muslim Gujurati-speaking men who were passionate about breaking out of the narrow confines of their origins and connecting to a larger changing world of learning rooted in Arabic and an Islamic modernity. They were gentlemen who believed in the transformative powers of reading and conversation. They exemplify the broader process common among educated, but disadvantaged, people in apartheid South Africa, and across the decolonised world in search for meaning community and authenticity.
Video lectures on the Standard Model of Particle Physics, delivered by Professor Harald Fritzsh, visiting from the Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich, Germany.
A guide to the purpose of a literature review and how to go about compiling a literature review. Bookshelves image by quinnanya shared by a CC BY 20
These notes, tutorials, and solutions cover the basic tools and applications in order to prepare the student for the study of Macroeconomics, Microeconomics and Econometrics at an intermediate and advanced level.
Over the past few years, the Faculty of Health Sciences at UCT embarked upon a series of transformation processes. Despite these efforts, students at Medical School continue to lodge complaints about racist practices on the part of staff at the School and to claim such practices undermine their learning and academic performance. Following some complaints lodged early in 2001, the Dean of the Faculty convened a meeting where a study was commissioned to provide a scan of issues to inform terms of reference for a panel to be tasked with an indepth evaluation of processes of transformation at Medical School. These issues are specifically related to students experiences and perceptions of race and racism.
This case study is one of ten case studies conducted as part of a larger research project on Diversity and Equity Interventions in South Africa, DEISA. The aim of the research is to develop codes of good practice around diversity work in South African organisations. The organisation 0 was approached by iNCUDISA to take part in a case study. O is a small, ingredient manufacturing concern based in Cape Town. At the time of the research they employed 232 people. An HR consultant was employed to implement an EE plan. Part of the implementation of this plan involved the establishment of an Employment Equity Committee. The EEC also took on the mandate of training, making it the Employment Equity and Training Committee. The aim of this research was to investigate the effects that this intervention had on the organisation.
Conceptual frameworks module focused on occupational therapy practice and understanding OT-focused theories for third year OT students.
Conceptual frameworks module focused on occupational therapy practice and understanding OT-focused theories for third year OT students. Conceptual frameworks are the core concepts of occupational therapy thinking used in practice by occupational therapy students, therapists and scientists.
This module is a continuation of what students have covered in second year where they covered generic conceptual frameworks.
This OT-focused module is therefore aimed at such users and occupational therapy training institutions that could make use of the information contained in this module.
The digital age has rung in profound changes for the higher education endeavor - not least of which has been a revolution in the way teaching materials are generated shared and re-appropriated by means of the Internet. This is the realm of OER: a new philosophy in teaching and learning which has the potential to open new channels for the flow of knowledge. OER UCT invites you to explore the unlimited potential to boost your individual academic profile as well as that of your department or faculty by sharing your teaching efforts with the global OER community This informative session will provide you with an introduction to the realm of OER, provides practical suggestions on how to publish your teaching materials on the Internet and covers aspects relating to copyright and licensing.
This laboratory course accompanies UCT PHY1004W and is a first year laboratory course for Modern Mechanics and Electromagnetism. PHYLAB1
The first half of this course provides students with the essential tools and skills that are required for dealing successfully with physics at first-year university level. The three broad areas that are covered are (a) mathematical techniques and their relationship with physical phenomena, (b) experimental procedures and (c) communication skills, in particular report writing. The second half of the course covers material similar to that of the first half of PHY1004W. Second semester: Mechanics: vectors, kinematics, dynamics, work, energy power, conservative and non-conservative forces, friction, impulse, momentum, collisions, rotation, rotational dynamics, torque, rotational inertia, rotational energy, angular momentum, static equilibrium, gravitation. Properties of matter: elasticity, elastic moduli, hydrostatics, hydrodynamics. Thermodynamics: temperature, heat, kinetic theory of gases, thermodynamic laws, entropy. UCT PHY1023H.
This seminar is part of a digital course Trends in the Governance of Security introduced by Clifford Shearing which focuses on civic or popular policing This type of policing is located within communities rather than within either the state or private security Irvin Kinnes looks at methods of nonstate forms of justice and policing in communities in South Africa giving a historical overview and discussing the challenges facedLearning across Borders LABS is an initiative to foster sustainable teaching and research in Africa is the outreach arm of the Centre of Criminology at the University of Cape Town Trends in the Governance of Security is the first of a series of digital courses which aim is to support and enhance the the quality of teaching on security and justice within African tertiary learning institutions The aim is to develop and share digital materials that will bring key scholars in Africa and the world directly into African classrooms Through the development of these courses it is intended to provide support to African learning institutions engaged in capacity development for scholars policy analysts and practitionersFunding for the Project was received from the South African National Research Foundation NRF Chair of Security and Justicea South Africa Research Chairs Initiative of the Department of Science and Technology and the NRF hosted by the Law Faculty UCT as well as the Centre of Educational Technology at the University of Cape Town