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Glenda Cox

Guest Facilitator or Speaker, Open Education and Digital Literacies

Dr Glenda Cox is a senior lecturer in the Centre for Innovation in Learning and Teaching (CILT) at the University of Cape Town and her portfolio includes postgraduate teaching, Curriculum change projects, Open Education, and Staff development. She holds the UNESCO chair in Open Education and Social Justice (2021-2024). She is on the editorial board of the International Journal of Students as Partners (joined in 2022). She is passionate about the role of Open Education in the changing world of Higher Education. Dr Glenda Cox is currently the Principal Investigator in the Digital Open Textbooks for Development (DOT4D) initiative. Her current research includes analysing the role of open textbooks for social justice.

Why I’m in MYFest: I came to a few sessions last year and I joined a panel on institutionalizing Open education which I found really interesting and relaxed.

MYFest involvement: I will be doing a workshop on August 1 called: Open Textbooks for social justice: collaborating with peers and co-creating with students.

  • Cape Town, South Africa