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Access to Knowledge in Africa: The Role of Copyright
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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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Law
General Law
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Textbook
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University of Cape Town
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UCT OpenContent
Author:
Armstrong
de Beer
Kawooya
Prabhala
Schonwetter
Date Added:
09/21/2010
Advanced Microsoft Word 2007 for Thesis Writing
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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.

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University of Cape Town
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Author:
Desiree McKie
Jane Nash
Date Added:
01/28/2010
Black Adam: End of the White Guy?
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This website features video material that can be used by educators and facilitators to generate discussion of whiteness in Post-Apartheid South Africa and the postcolonial world, in general.

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Arts and Humanities
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Teaching/Learning Strategy
Provider:
University of Cape Town
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UCT OpenContent
Author:
Dominic Wilhelm
Haley McEwen
Melissa Steyn
Date Added:
12/08/2010
Cleaner Energy Cooler Climate: Developing Sustainable Energy Solutions for South Africa
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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.

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University of Cape Town
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Author:
Professor Harald Winkler
Date Added:
05/12/2011
Climate change and health in the SADC Region
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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

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University of Cape Town
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UCT OpenContent
Author:
A
Chapman
Galloway
J
M
Manyike
Myers
P
T
Tucker
Young
Date Added:
09/21/2010
The Country We Want to Live In: Hate Crimes and Homophobia in the Lives of Black Lesbian South Africans
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This reading offers a refreshing perspective on violence perpetrated against black lesbians. It also profiles the voices of women who are central to the activism around hate crimes and homophobia. In capturing key aspects of the lively discussion of 2006, an update of subsequent events that have bearing on the original seminar is provided, concluding with recommendations that have relevance for research, policy and practice. It makes an impassioned plea about citizenship, belonging and social justice, confirming that silence about these issues is not an option. PART I: Context and History, Context and Sociopolitical Background, Language and Vocabulary, The Delimitations of this Report. PART II: Perspective and Profile, Roundtable Seminar on Gender-Based Violence, Black Lesbians, Hate Speech, and Homophobia. PART III: Current and Future Prospects, Legally Focused Campaigning, Conclusions and Recommendations, A Way Forward.

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Reading
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University of Cape Town
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UCT OpenContent
Author:
Jane Bennett
Nonhlanhla Mkhize
Relebohile Moletsane
Vasu Reddy
Date Added:
05/12/2011
DemOnline
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The website catalogues both lecture demonstrations and VPython scripts. The lecture demo section contains descriptions of the setup and execution of various physics experiments, along with screenshots and a reference for finding the equipment in the UCT Physics labs. The VPython scripts section contains scripts that demonstrate various physics concepts.

Subject:
Physics
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Simulation
Provider:
University of Cape Town
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UCT OpenContent
Author:
Andy Buffler
Michael Malahe
Date Added:
09/16/2011
Discovering Information Systems An Exploratory Approach
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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.

Subject:
Computer Science
Material Type:
Case Study
Textbook
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University of Cape Town
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Author:
Jean-Paul Van Belle Jane Nash & Mike Eccles
Date Added:
02/16/2011
Evidence Based Management Library Guide
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An online library guide created for BUS1036FS Evidence Based Management (EBM). Contains presentations which will help students find a book in UCT Libraries, find a specific journal article in UCT Libraries, find a journal article in UCT Libraries, access library resources off campus, find newspaper articles in UCT Libraries, access databases at UCT Libraries. Image by stevelyon shared under a CC BYNCSA 2.0 license.

Subject:
Business and Communication
Management
Material Type:
Reading
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Provider:
University of Cape Town
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UCT OpenContent
Author:
Lara Skelly
Date Added:
02/16/2011
Facilitating Online
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Facilitating Online is a course intended for training educators as online facilitators of fully online and mixed mode courses. The Centre for Educational Technology (CET) produced a Course Leader’s Guide as an Open Educational Resource to assist educators and trainers who wish to implement a course on online facilitation within their institution or across several institutions. The guide contains the course model, week-by-week learning activities, general guidance to the course leader on how to implement and customise the course and specific guidelines on each learning activity.

University of Cape Town, UCT

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Educational Technology
Material Type:
Full Course
Homework/Assignment
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Provider:
University of Cape Town
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UCT OpenContent
Author:
Tony Carr Shaheeda Jaffer and Jeanne Smuts
Date Added:
02/16/2011
Faculty of Humanities: Handbook on Citation and Related Matters
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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.

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Reading
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Provider:
University of Cape Town
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UCT OpenContent
Author:
Karin de Jager
Date Added:
02/16/2011
Gastric Lavage Procedure Animation
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This resource can be used to illustrate the gastric lavage procedure Gastric lavage is the standard method of obtaining specimens for Tuberculosis TB diagnosis in young children. It is generally carried out only in infants and children below the age of two years In older children specimens for TB microscopy and culture are better obtained by sputum induction or voluntary coughing. There are two items included here Gastric lavage Presentation PPT presentation that illustrates and explains the procedure with text, Gastric lavage Animation sequence PPTAnimation which demonstrates how this procedure can be performed. Art work in this animation should be attributed to Stacey Stent. Conceptualisation and the description of the content in the teaching materials should be attributed to Rupesh Daya and Professor Maurice Kibel

Subject:
Health, Medicine and Nursing
Material Type:
Simulation
Provider:
University of Cape Town
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UCT OpenContent
Author:
Professor Maurice Kibel
Rupesh Daya
Stacey Stent
Date Added:
09/06/2010
Health and Human Rights Pamphlets
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A series of 7 pamphlets exploring different aspects of the right to Health. These pamphlets are available in three languages: English, Xhosa and Afrikaans, and cover topics of patient and human rights, rights to healthcare and healthcare information, and community involvement in health. 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.

Subject:
Health, Medicine and Nursing
Material Type:
Diagram/Illustration
Reading
Provider:
University of Cape Town
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UCT OpenContent
Author:
Family Medicine
Human Rights
Learning Network for Health
School of Public Health
Date Added:
02/16/2011
Internet Marketing: A Highly Practical Guide to Every Aspect of Internet Marketing
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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.

Subject:
Business and Communication
Marketing
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
University of Cape Town
Provider Set:
UCT OpenContent
Author:
Alex Trengove Jones
Anna Malczyk
Justin Beneke
Date Added:
07/26/2011
The Internet Super-User Textbook
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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.

Subject:
Business and Communication
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
University of Cape Town
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UCT OpenContent
Author:
Anna Malczyk
Jean-Paul Van Belle
Masha du Toit
Date Added:
02/03/2011
The Land Question in South Africa:The challenge of transformation and distribution
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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

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
University of Cape Town
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UCT OpenContent
Author:
Lungisile Ntsebeza
Ruth Hall (eds)
Date Added:
10/08/2010
Language, Identity, Modernity: The Arabic Study Circle of Durban
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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.

Material Type:
Reading
Provider:
University of Cape Town
Provider Set:
UCT OpenContent
Author:
Dr. Shamil Jeppie
Date Added:
05/12/2011
The Meanings of Timbuktu
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This volume authored by leading international scholars begin s to sketch the meaning of Timbuktu within the context of the intellectual history of West Africa in particular and of the African continent in general The book covers four broad areas Part I provides an introduction to the region outlines what archaeology can tell us of its history examines the paper and various calligraphic styles used in the manuscripts and explains how ancient institutions of scholarship functioned Part II begins to analyse what the manuscripts can tell us of African history Part III offers insight into the lives and works of just a few of the many scholars who achieved renown in the region and beyond Part IV provides a glimpse into Timbuktus libraries and private collections Part V looks at the written legacy of the eastern half of Africa which like that of the western region is often ignored. In a joint project between South Africa and Mali a library to preserve more than 200 000 Arabic and West African manuscripts dating from the 13th to the 19th centuries is currently under construction It is the first official cultural project of the New Partnership for Africas Development Nepad the socioeconomic development plan of the African Union and when the library is built the cultural role of Timbuktu be revived as it becomes the safe haven for the treasured manuscripts The manuscripts prove that Africa had a rich legacy of written history long before western colonisers set foot on the continent

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Archaeology
Material Type:
Reading
Provider:
University of Cape Town
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UCT OpenContent
Author:
Shamil Jeppie
Souleymane Bachir Diagne (eds)
Date Added:
10/05/2010
Oral History  and Digital Stories from Cape Town
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People in South Africa have a dynamic but largely unrecorded heritage. The Centre for Popular Memory CPM creates spaces for these stories to be heard seen and remembered The CPM presents various oral history and memory courses for on and off campus students such as a 1st semester postgraduate course Oral History Method and Practice and Theory HST4034Z which provides skills training in oral history interviewing and interpretation an undergraduate course Memory Identity and History HST3037S explores trauma and memory across case studies of the Holocaust Apartheid and Rwanda and the representation of trauma through oral history films photographs cartoons and performances. The video clips are snippets from the following projects. Street Stories, a film documentary project tracking socio political issues and perceptions around race gender and belonging through the individual recollections of over 400 people who live or work on three arterial roads in Cape Town Bridging the Digital Divide. The program concentrates on the generational and cultural divisions between apartheid survivors and their descendants and the IT skills divide between what is perceived to be a developing country and first world technology This project seeks to build strategic partnerships that will result in strengthening scholarly dissemination. Performing Stories The CPM project Performing stories trained young people in 4 provinces between the ages of 1835 to use oral history recordings to create performative outcomes

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
World Cultures
Material Type:
Case Study
Lecture
Provider:
University of Cape Town
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UCT OpenContent
Author:
Centre for Popular Memory
Date Added:
10/07/2010
Penguin Watch
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This website is designed to contain up-to-date news and information about the issues facing penguins in their natural habita,t specifically the African Penguin. Penguins feed at or near the top of food chains in many ecosystems and so are sensitive to alterations in the marine habitat. They are also highly visible enigmatic birds which as a family have a circumglobal distribution within the southern hemisphere. However, many of the world's 18 penguin species are facing threats to their existence. In 2010, 11 species were considered of conservation concern and five of these, including the African Penguin, were listed as Endangered in the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species, The threats facing penguins are not unique, but generally represent more widespread impacts by man on the marine environment or its islands. Measure, will also be advantageous to the health of the wider marine environment and the other species that inhabit it. In other words, penguins are ambassadors of marine biodiversity and they should be seen as flagship species for conservation with their fate representing that of many of the worlds marine ecosystems and organisms.

Subject:
Biology
Material Type:
Diagram/Illustration
Reading
Provider:
University of Cape Town
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UCT OpenContent
Author:
Department of Zoology
Date Added:
01/19/2011
Physics: Intermediate Physics
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This physics course is for students who have not completed PHY1004W, to prepare them for PHY2014F and PHY2015S. VECTOR FIELDS IN PHYSICS: Vector calculus; div, grad, curl; line-, surface- and volume integrals; Gauss' Theorem; Stokes' Theorem; simple applications to fluid dynamics and electromagnetism STATISTICAL MODELLING OF RADIATION AND MATTER: Mathematical descriptions of solids, liquids and gases; entropy; temperature; the Boltzmann distribution; thermodynamics; statistical models of photons; statistical models in quantum mechanics, wave-particle duality. UCT PHY2009S

Subject:
Physics
Material Type:
Lecture Notes
Provider:
University of Cape Town
Provider Set:
UCT OpenContent
Author:
Andy Buffler
Date Added:
12/03/2010
Physics: Principles of Physics A
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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.

Subject:
Physics
Material Type:
Lecture Notes
Provider:
University of Cape Town
Provider Set:
UCT OpenContent
Author:
Andy Buffler
Angus Morrison
Date Added:
12/03/2010
Popular Policing Video Lecture Part I
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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

Subject:
Law
General Law
Material Type:
Lecture
Provider:
University of Cape Town
Provider Set:
UCT OpenContent
Author:
Clifford Shearing
Irvin Kinnes
Date Added:
08/02/2010
Popular Policing Video Lecture Part II
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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 John Cartwright focuses on a particular case of civic policing called the Zwelethemba model where local communities are involved in peacekeeping in the area of Zwelethemba near Cape Town This model of policing is a method of governing security at the local level which is informed by and mobilizes local capacity and knowledgeLearning 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

Subject:
Criminal Justice
Law
General Law
Material Type:
Lecture
Provider:
University of Cape Town
Provider Set:
UCT OpenContent
Author:
Clifford Shearing
John Cartwright
Date Added:
08/02/2010
Researching Online Portfolio Social Networks at High School
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This presentation was delivered to visual art students about Online Portfolio Social Networks. Can be used to understand and present the basic motivations and enablers of online student portfolios.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Visual Arts
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
University of Cape Town
Provider Set:
UCT OpenContent
Author:
Travis Noakes
Date Added:
07/01/2010
Revolution in Egypt and the Middle East
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This seminar discusses the revolution in Egypt and the Middle East, specifically: 1) Events in Egypt and how they relate to politics in Africa and South Africa, 2) Events that led to the revolt in Egypt, 3) Egypt and political communication, as well as personal reflections by Dr. Ibrahim Saleh, 4) Role of islam and politics of the Muslim Brotherhood.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Political Science
Material Type:
Lecture
Provider:
University of Cape Town
Provider Set:
UCT OpenContent
Author:
Dr. Ibrahim Saleh
Dr. Pallo Jordan
Dr. Shamil Jeppie
Professor Abdulkader Tayob
Date Added:
02/18/2011
Starting with Screencasts
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A short presentation which introduces screencasting recording the actions and movements performed on a computer screen. Screencasts can be used to demonstrate how to use a particular piece of software website or to demonstrate a concept using the computer screen much like a classroom blackboard The recorded videos can then be shared on the web so that anyone can access your lesson The presentation offers tips for starting with screencasts some examples of excellent screencasts available on the web suggests two software options for recording screen movements on Windows operating systems and offers some options for sharing the resulting video on the web.

Material Type:
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Provider:
University of Cape Town
Provider Set:
UCT OpenContent
Author:
Michael Paskevicius
Date Added:
09/13/2010
Tensors and Relativity Course
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This website contains lecture notes on Special and General Relativity, with a mathematical approach. The first part is exclusively dedicated to Special Relativity and its mathematical treatment using Tensors. The last four subjects go through General Relativity, explaining its principles, the effects of gravity and how to apply Tensors to the study of curvature of space. The topics in this resource include: Mathematical Tools and Linear Algebra and Tensors in General physics; General Relativity; Mathematics in relativity; Tensors in relativity; and Special relativity.

Material Type:
Full Course
Lecture Notes
Provider:
University of Cape Town
Provider Set:
UCT OpenContent
Author:
Professor Peter Dunsby
Date Added:
10/11/2010
Tobacco Excise Simulation Model (TETSiM)
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Tool for tobacco control advocates and government officials considering the impact of a change in tobacco excise taxes on a number of variables.

It has been developed to analyse the likely impact of cigarette excise tax changes on a variety of variables, TETSiM allows you to answer questions such as: * By what percentage is cigarette consumption likely to decrease if the excise tax increases by 10 per cent? * How many people are likely to quit smoking? * How many people would not die prematurely from a tobacco-related illness? * Can the government expect to increase its revenue if it raises the excise tax, and by how much? * How can the tobacco industry's pricing strategy change the likely outcomes of an excise tax change?

Subject:
Business and Communication
Material Type:
Simulation
Provider:
University of Cape Town
Provider Set:
UCT OpenContent
Author:
Corne van Walbeek
Date Added:
02/05/2010