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Special Report on the Role of Open Educational Resources in Supporting the Sustainable Development Goal 4: Quality Education Challenges and Opportunities

Rory McGreal
2017 International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning  
Acknowledgments This paper was made possible by a grant from the Canadian Commission for UNESCO.  ...  quality education (Darco, Rosewell, & Kear, 2016) MOOCs represent a major opportunity for meeting the Quality Education goal.  ...  This combined with anytime, anywhere learning, make MOOCs, combined with OER, a valuable and significant factor in meeting the United Nations and UNESCO's educational goal.  ... 
doi:10.19173/irrodl.v18i7.3541 fatcat:67hl5okjfzgltfybolqes4anfi

Exploring the Use of Information and Communication Technology in Advancing the Goals of Education for all among Adults in Nigeria

2014 European Journal of Social Sciences Education and Research  
adult literacy, achieve gender parity and improve the quality of education.  ...  The paper sets to explore the use of information and communication technology in advancing the goals of education for all (stated above) among adults in Nigeria.  ...  The ultimate aim of Education for All (EFA) is sustainable development.  ... 
doi:10.26417/ejser.v2i1.p148-153 fatcat:zy6ksl7xvzfj7hn7pbmp3ztb2a

MOOCS for Lifelong Learning, Equity, and Liberation [chapter]

Ebba Ossiannilsson
2021 MOOC (Massive Open Online Courses) [Working Title]  
The goal of education for all is stated in United Nations UNESCO Sustainability Goal 4, 2030 Agenda, which aims to ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities  ...  Quality education for all is both a human right based on social justice and liberation and a force for sustainable development and peace.  ...  Conflict of interest The authors declare no conflict of interest. © 2021 The Author(s). Licensee IntechOpen.  ... 
doi:10.5772/intechopen.99659 fatcat:drdhovihq5euphhxckln5gmv7u

Massive Open Online Courses as a Digital Learning Strategy of Education for Sustainable Development

Marcela G. Gomez Zermeño
2020 Journal of Sustainable Development of Energy, Water and Environment Systems  
to integrate on the Massive Open Online Courses of education for sustainable development.  ...  This article aims to present the results of a case study of the use of Massive Open Online Courses as a digital learning strategy to promote education for sustainable development.  ...  This case study provides evidence that MOOCs are becoming important factors in achieving the Sustainable Development Goal 4: Quality Education (SDG4).  ... 
doi:10.13044/j.sdewes.d7.0311 fatcat:jdusb52ay5bz3bea4j6eybmtty

Interview with Thiago Rached Pereira

Thiago Rached Pereira, Cristina P. Camargo, Viktor Sinkunas
2018 Revista de Medicina  
In UNESCO's website, we can find the following paragraph: "Education transforms lives and is at the heart of UNESCO's mission to build peace, eradicate poverty and drive sustainable development".  ...  Many authors argue about the power of education in the population's survival and development.  ...  On the need side, due to our budget crisis on the national and state levels, higher education institutions must find new ways to sustain and increase their investments.  ... 
doi:10.11606/issn.1679-9836.v97i1p113-115 fatcat:shqv4mwp5vesjfocmi3fvg2pem

Lifelong learning opportunities through MOOCs in India

Ritimoni Bordoloi, Prasenjit Das, Kandarpa Das
2020 AAOU Journal  
Thus, the courses run through SWAYAM should help in achieving the three cardinal principles of the Indian Education – access, equity and quality.  ...  Moreover, for ensuring a sustainable and advanced society in the 21st century industrial setup, people are desirous to receive a global form of learning as they tend to follow the principle, that is, "  ...  One of the objectives of Goal 4 is to achieve inclusive and equitable quality education while also promoting lifelong learning opportunities for all as it is expected to lead to sustainable living.  ... 
doi:10.1108/aaouj-09-2019-0042 fatcat:wivmljtj4nbt5bxbjsqdgblk5u

From Open Educational Resources to Open Educational Practices

Ebba Ossiannilsson, Xiangyang Zhang, Jennryn Wetzler, Cristine Gusmão, Cengiz Hakan Aydin, Rajiv Jhangiani, James Glapa-Grossklag, Mpine Makoe, Dhaneswar Harichandan
2020 Distances et Médiations des Savoirs  
1The UNESCO’s General Conference in November 2019 (UNESCO, 2020a) adopted a Recommendation on Open Educational Resources (OER), marking important progress toward the goal  ...  All the online courses on MOOC platforms are evaluated internally and externally to ensure quality.  ... 
doi:10.4000/dms.5393 fatcat:buyt5ytg7bfbnlrsjdkpsm5tie

Sustainability Education in Massive Open Online Courses: A Content Analysis Approach

Zehui Zhan, Patrick Fong, Hu Mei, Xuhua Chang, Ting Liang, Zicheng Ma
2015 Sustainability  
The purpose of this study was to investigate the current status of sustainability education in Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs).  ...  Our findings suggest that the MOOC is an innovative method in sustainability education and research. A variety of information and strategies could be used when preparing sustainability-related MOOCs.  ...  We want to thank all the coders in this study for their contribution. Last but not least, we appreciate the valuable comments from the editor and reviewers.  ... 
doi:10.3390/su7032274 fatcat:sedmnexzmzemffwgw2xqkncoqy

Toolkit of Good Practices for Gender Balance in MOOCs

Andrea Conchado, Paola Corti, Valeria Baudo, Ana Moura Santos, Charlotta Nilsson, Fulgencia Villla, Eva Vallada, Astrid Rosso, Erika Svensson Rössner, Teresa Ernesto, Virginia Alberti, Carlos Turró
2020 Zenodo  
It is our responsibility as MOOC developers and designers to promote gender equality and provide better opportunities for MOOC participants to access high quality content in a gender-balanced environment  ...  Within the FOSTWOM consortium, almost all HEI partners are MOOC producers with online courses designed in a multidisciplinary collaboration between teaching staff and the development team.  ...  Both education and gender equality are an integral part of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, adopted by the United Nations General Assembly in 2015 2 , as distinct Sustainable Development Goals  ... 
doi:10.5281/zenodo.4541553 fatcat:nxa27ibxhvc3lpsiq3xqyode54

Women in STEM and STEM MOOCs

Ana Moura Santos, Erika Svensson Rössner, Mette Svensson, Paola Corti, Valeria Baudo, Astrid Rosso, Fulgencia Villla, Eva Vallada, Andrea Conchado, Carlos Turró
2020 Zenodo  
With this context in mind, FOSTWOM intend to use the inclusive potential of Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) to propose STEM subjects free of stereotyping assumptions on gender abilities.  ...  This document makes a benchmark on gender balance in STEM education and a diagnosis on STEM barriers implemented with secondary schools and higher education institutions, as a first step in the FOSTWOM  ...  However, they are being held back by discrimination, biases, social norms and expectations that influence the quality of education they receive.  ... 
doi:10.5281/zenodo.4399086 fatcat:qmbbyq5jyzh3dfdv7usqftnlqi

Lifelong Learning Redefined: From Sustainability to Generational Learning

Maria Bajner
2019 AS: Andragoška Spoznanja  
The author uses document analysis of studies and findings of international surveys to shed light on the ambivalent stances in educational documents towards the importance of lifelong learning.  ...  The following paper is intended to give a brief account of the trends in lifelong learning as they appear in the official documents of UNESCO and OECD.  ...  This is the objective at the heart of Goal 4 of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) set by world leaders in New York in September 2015.  ... 
doi:10.4312/as.25.3.35-45 fatcat:vkwe5eaerrdgvlo3nbwazhjlqe

A Radical and Virtual Innovation Center (RVIC) for Human Resource Development (HRD) - Case Study on Planning, Developing and Sustaining the Human Capital Development

Thanikachalam Vedhathiri
2020 Journal of Engineering Education Transformations  
Under knowledge-based economy, there is a need for developing high-performing and self-managed faculty teams (SMFTs) for undertaking consultancy projects from the states, national and global organizations  ...  Quality Education Planning Technical Education Programs for Developing Countries; Modern Library Practices; Technical and Vocational Education and Training to meet the Sustainable Goals on UN; IT,  ...  Do Human Resource Development Do Do Developing Technical Education Do Do Table - 7 - Innovation Growth TrajectoryCert.  ... 
doi:10.16920/jeet/2020/v33i1/150066 fatcat:fc5zigpknbb4dg5x4rexazpl6e

Smart Universities: Education'S Digital Future

Christian M. Stracke, Oddgeir Tveiten, Michael Shanks
2018 Zenodo  
Is the disruption of education and learning as transformative as in the case of the film industry, the music industry, journalism, and health?  ...  as smarter universities and societies build sustainable learning eco systems for coming generations, where technologies serve learning and not the other way around?  ...  Acknowledgement: This contribution is part of the Erasmus+ strategic partnership Open Badge Network founded by the European Commission from  ... 
doi:10.5281/zenodo.1204289 fatcat:4cqa3zamqbawbbjqyrtsxdq764

Growth and Collaboration in Massive Open Online Courses: A Bibliometric Analysis

Ratnaria Wahid, Aidi Ahmi, A.S.A Ferdous Alam
2020 International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning  
Massive open online courses (MOOCs) are an important approach for achieving UNESCO's aim of open and accessible education.  ...  Findings indicated that in their early development starting in 2009, MOOCs caught the attention of scholars from both the East and the West, and the number of publications grew consistently over the 10  ...  to achieve Sustainable Development Goal 4 in ensuring inclusive and equitable quality education for all by 2030.  ... 
doi:10.19173/irrodl.v21i4.4693 fatcat:lkhsb7dmqjdy5bfmjtkzgdaqdu

Open Praxis, volume 11 issue 4

Inés Gil-Jaurena (ed.), various authors
2019 Open Praxis  
This Open Praxis publishes 10 selected papers among those presented in the 2019 Open Education Global Conference, hosted by Politecnico di Milano (Polimi) and held in Milan (Italy) from November 26 to  ...  Acknowledgement The authors would like to acknowledge the DCU Educational Trust for their support in the provision of Universty of Sanctuary scholarships for online study.  ...  Amenduni (Ensure OERs quality in the Open Virtual Mobility Project); M. R. Re (OERs assessment and selection in the OpenVM Project), C. De Medio (First results of the OERs selection and assessment).  ... 
doi:10.5944/openpraxis.11.4.1108 fatcat:aqc2ji6h4raerla3xcos5a7mne
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