Open Educational Resources within a Knowledge System for Achieving Quality Education SDG


Show simple item record Nyahodza, Lena Raju, Reggie 2017-08-19 2017-07-17T13:42:50Z 2017-07-17T13:42:50Z 2017-07-17
dc.identifier.citation Nyahodza, L. and Raju, R. 2017. Open Educational Resources within a Knowledge System for Achieving Quality Education SDG. Proceedings of 83rd IFLA General Conference and Assembly. 19–25 August 2017. Wrocław, Poland. Available: [2017, July 17]. en_ZA
dc.description.abstract The high levels of poverty and poor access to quality education, among a myriad of other challenges, have contributed to economic and social exclusion in Africa. These exclusions must be viewed against the backdrop of the emergence of a global knowledge-based society in which the production and dissemination of knowledge has become critical for meeting social and economic needs. Education, in the view of Breidlid (2009), is critical for poverty alleviation and economic and social inclusion. Education is central to promoting sustainable development. It is therefore essential to mobilize necessary resources, including openness resources to steer the global south towards economic and social inclusion. This paper will discuss the exploration of a ‘knowledge system’ that facilitates the networking of open educational resources (OERs) to strengthen the educational system in Africa. The bringing together of contributors who use appropriate technology for innovation will enhance the educational process which will in turn advance learning for growth and development. Key to the effective contribution of knowledge systems to SDGs is information and communication technologies (ICTs). Libraries have responded positively to the potential of ICTs and have recently been utilising that potential to offer publishing services using Open Source Systems (OSS) such as Open Journal Systems (OJS), DSpace, and the Open Monograph Press (OMP). These open source systems, which are a significant component of the openness movement, are exploited to deliver open content which includes open access publishing and sharing of scholarly content. The bias in this paper is the publishing of open educational resources for the development of education in the global south. An educated and informed society will contribute to the broadening of access to wealth for social justice, growth and development. en_ZA
dc.language eng en_ZA
dc.publisher IFLA en_ZA
dc.relation.ispartofseries IFLA World Library and Information Congress 83rd IFLA General Conference and Assembly en_ZA
dc.rights Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0) *
dc.rights.uri en_ZA
dc.subject.other sustainable development
dc.subject.other SDG
dc.subject.other open educational resources
dc.subject.other quality education
dc.subject.other open source systems
dc.subject.other knowledge systems
dc.title Open Educational Resources within a Knowledge System for Achieving Quality Education SDG en_ZA
dc.type Conference Paper en_ZA
uct.type.publication Research en_ZA
uct.type.resource Conference paper en_ZA
dc.publisher.institution University of Cape Town
dc.publisher.department Library and Information Studies Centre (LISC) en_ZA
dc.publisher.location Wrocław Poland en_ZA
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