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Alignment of OER Platforms With SDGs: An Exploratory Study

Alignment of OER Platforms With SDGs: An Exploratory Study
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Author(s): Ratan Kumar Jha (TERI SAS, India), Shantanu Ganguly (TERI, India) and Shesh Mishra (Banasthali Vidyapith, India)
Copyright: 2020
Pages: 20
Source title: Handbook of Research on Emerging Trends and Technologies in Library and Information Science
Source Author(s)/Editor(s): Anna Kaushik (University of Kota, India), Ashok Kumar (Maharishi Markandeshwar University (Deemed), India) and Payel Biswas (Institute of Urban Transport, India)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-9825-1.ch006


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Given that India is a fast-developing country, education can play a transformative role in societal change in the country. However, disparities continue persist in access to education, provisioning of quality education. This has been reiterated and manifested even in recently declared SDGs with specific reference to SDG 4. SDG 4 recognizes the need for inclusive education to drive the change. This chapter highlights the role and importance of OERs in transforming the education and making it more inclusive. More importantly, OERs can play significant role in bridging the digital divide in the country by imparting access to education to both haves and have-nots. The chapter in this context focuses on comprehending the challenges, prospects, and finest practices connected with Indian Open Educational Resources (OER) initiatives. This chapter will also address some of the relevant queries or questions such as, ‘Why do Indian university, college, and school educators adopt—or are reluctant to adopt—OER?'

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