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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
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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Textbook
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University of Cape Town
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Author:
Desiree McKie
Jane Nash
"Because the Country Says They Have to Change"
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The shift from apartheid to a constitutional democracy in South Africa brought with it a plethora of questions concerning ideas of nationhood, citizenship, and organisational transformation. Integrally caught up in the revolution, the South African Police Service (SAPS) faces transformative challenges on scales far larger than most other organisations in the country. From being the strong arm of the oppressive elite, it has had to restructure and rearticulate its function, while simultaneously attempting to maintain law and order. Like many other corporations and organisations, the SAPS has engaged in interventions aimed at aiding the fluidity of this process. This report is an analysis of one such intervention. It attempts to ascertain the extent to which members are changing as a result of particular diversity workshops conducted in a region of the Western Cape. The analysis focuses on members at one particular station.

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Reading
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University of Cape Town
Author:
Andrew
Faull
Being Different Together: Case Studies on Diversity Interventions in Some South African Organisations
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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.

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Business and Communication
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Case Study
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University of Cape Town
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UCT OpenContent
Author:
Melissa Steyn (Ed.)
Beyond the VO2 Max: The Role of Self-belief in Elite Athletic Performance
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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.

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Anatomy/Physiology
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Lecture
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University of Cape Town
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UCT OpenContent
Author:
Professor Timothy Noakes
Biological Monitoring of Workers Exposed to Pesticides: Guidelines for Application in Field Settings
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This guideline was produced for those persons responsible for the maintenance of health and safety measures at agricultural workplaces handling potentially hazardous organophosphate and carbarnate chemicals. It is primarily aimed at professional nursing and other medical staff charged with monitoring workers for pesticide exposure, but will be useful to all personnel involved in workplace health and safety monitoring for pesticide exposure. The guidelines concentrate on monitoring for organophosphate and carabarnate insecticides because the technology is reasonably readily available and the methodology well described. These chemicals are widely used and are the most common cause of acute poisoning by pesticides. The guidelines have also been written bearing in mind the Hazardous Chemical Regulation 556 of 25 August 1995, in terms of the Occupational Health and Safety Act that includes agricultural workplaces, in addition to industry.

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Reading
Teaching/Learning Strategy
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University of Cape Town
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UCT OpenContent
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Professor Leslie London
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
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University of Cape Town
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UCT OpenContent
Author:
Dominic Wilhelm
Haley McEwen
Melissa Steyn
Chemical Industries Resource Pack
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The Chemical Industries resource pack is a set of curriculum-aligned resources for physical science teachers. It covers the petrochemical, fertiliser, chloralkali, and battery industries, and their links to electrochemistry, chemical equilibrium, and other sections in the science syllabus. The pack contains animations, practical videos, quizzes, worksheets and answers, posters, and a detailed periodic table.

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Chemistry
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Data Set
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University of Cape Town
Author:
UCT Chemical Engineering Schools Project
Classical & Quantum Mechanics (Mainstream Physics)
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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

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Lecture Notes
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University of Cape Town
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UCT OpenContent
Author:
Indresan Govender
Roger Fearick
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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Case Study
Reading
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University of Cape Town
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UCT OpenContent
Author:
Professor Harald Winkler
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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Reading
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University of Cape Town
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UCT OpenContent
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A
Chapman
Galloway
J
M
Manyike
Myers
P
T
Tucker
Young
Clinical Skills Examination Procedures: Afrikaans & Xhosa
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Shown here are a single set of techniques which are both simple to employ and reliable for four examinations. General Examination: preparing the patient for examination; describing the patient's appearance; examination for features of specific illnesses; taking the pulse; assessing warmth, perfusion, hydration and temperature; inspecting the hands, eyes, mouth and pharynx; looking for lymphadenopathy; and inspecting the legs. Abdominal Examination: preparing the patient for the examination; looking for some signs of abdominal disease on a focused general examination; inspecting the abdomen; light palpation for areas of tenderness; detecting peritonism; determining the position and size of the liver by percussion and palpation; determining the position and size of the spleen by percussion and palpation; confirming the presence of ascite;s other features of portal hypertension; examining the iliac fossae and suprapubic region; detecting enlarged kidneys; identifying other abdominal masses ;and listening for bowel sounds. Respiratory examination: preparing the patient for the examination; looking for some signs of respiratory disease on a focused general examination; looking at the pattern of breathing; assessing the degree of expansion of the chest and its symmetry by inspection and by palpation; assessing the position of the trachea; percussing the chest for dullness and resonance; listening to the breath sounds by auscultation. Cardio vascular examination: getting your patient into the right position; general assessment; assessing the pulse; measuring blood pressure; measuring jugular venous pressure; palpation of the praecordium; palpation of the apex; auscultation of the heart; and signs of heart failure.

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Lesson Plan
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University of Cape Town
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UCT OpenContent
Author:
Department of Family Medicine
Consolidated Report of DEISA Case Studies
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Diversity and Equity Interventions in South Africa (DEISA) was a research programme that studied the transformation industry in South Africa, exploring issues such as the kinds of interventions being undertaken under the rubric of diversity and equity, how these are experienced by people working in organisations, the theoretical frameworks used by practitioner,s and especially how they may or may not articulate with the quest for social justice in a democratising South Africa. The project examined 1) a questionnaire submitted to diversity practitioners across South Africa and 2) diversity interventions conducted at 12 South African organisations. These organisations included government institutions and private sector companies and ranged from multinationals to small family-owned concerns. They were situated mostly in the two major hubs of the South African economy, Gauteng and Cape Town. Two studies were in other regions of the country, Mpumalanga and North West Province.

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Business and Communication
Material Type:
Case Study
Reading
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University of Cape Town
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UCT OpenContent
Author:
Claire Kelly
Melissa Steyn
Copyright Guide for Educators in SA
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This program contains resources for educators on copyright laws in South Africa particularly educators in higher education This program is intended to assist educators in their awareness of copyright laws Included in the program is a copyright timeline as well as an infographic There is also a guide which discusses the implications for both copyright holder and user and the use of copyrighted materials in an educational setting Lastly it advises on where to obtain copyright permissions and provides some tips for good practice This is a work in progress and I will updating this resource regularly Please note that to view this resource you will need to have the latest version of Shockwave player installed

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Higher Education
Material Type:
Lesson
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University of Cape Town
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UCT OpenContent
Author:
Shihaam Donnelly
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
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.

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Physics
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Activity/Lab
Simulation
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University of Cape Town
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UCT OpenContent
Author:
Andy Buffler
Michael Malahe
The Details and Construction Processes of the Fallingwater House
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The information presented here is taken from teaching architectural technology in the 2nd Year of the UCT Bachelor of Architectural Studies programme in 2010. The underpinning idea is that architectural technology is part of this hierarchical framework: conceptualising (architectural concept)-structuring (structural system)-placement and layering (components)-detailing (connections). The details, processes and descriptions of Die Es presented here demonstrate that in this framework, architectural technology is seen to be inextricably interlinked to the entire building and its spatial-aesthetics.

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Arts and Humanities
Material Type:
Lecture Notes
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University of Cape Town
Provider Set:
UCT OpenContent
Author:
Tom Sanya
A Developmental State: The Challenge Ahead
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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.

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Business and Communication
Economics
Material Type:
Lecture
Provider:
University of Cape Town
Author:
Various speakers
Disability and Social Change A South African Agenda
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This powerful volume represents the broadest engagement with disability issues in South Africa yet. Themes include: theoretical approaches to and representations of disability, governmental and civil society responses to disability, aspects of education as these pertain to the oppression, liberation of disabled people, social security for disabled people, the complex politics permeating service, provision relationships and consideration of disability in relation to human spaces, physical, economic and philosophical. Noteworthy, is the inclusivity of its nearly fifty contributors, many of whom write both as disabled South Africans and as educators, , linguists, psychologists, human rights activists, entrepreneurs, mental health practitioners, academics, and NGO and government officials. Equally stimulating is the range of writing styles, including interviews, a provocatively stark contrasting of voices in a chapter on Psychiatric Disability and Social Change, various well-crafted articles on theoretical issues, and the autobiographical style of many of the contributions. Firmly located within the social model of disability, this collection will resonate powerfully with contemporary thinking and research in the disability field and will set the benchmark for cutting-edge debates in a transforming South Africa.

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Textbook
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University of Cape Town
Author:
Brian Watermeyer
Leslie Swartz
Marguerite Schneider
Mark Priestley (eds)
Theresa Lorenzo
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
Provider:
University of Cape Town
Provider Set:
UCT OpenContent
Author:
Jean-Paul Van Belle Jane Nash & Mike Eccles