Promoting Lifelong Learning through Capacity Development in Open Educational Resources

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2022-09
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Inegbedion, Obhajajie Juliet
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Commonwealth of Learning (COL)
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PCF10 Sub-theme: Fostering Lifelong Learning // Job pattern and strategies keep changing along with changes in technology. The same changes are observed in employability skills whereby the skills obtained in the formal school can only serve as basic skills. Therefore, to meet with daily skill demand calls for capacity building in lifelong learning using open educational resources. This need became more obvious in the era of COVID-19 where some people lost their jobs or could not earn money because of the lack of the new skill demand. Three research questions were raised to find out the level of knowledge gained in the use of OER, willingness to integrate OER, and techniques of impacting knowledge using OER. To answer the research questions, MOOC on Open Educational Resources for Online Learning was organised for four weeks. 2,647 participants were drawn from different continents. Three surveys were conducted – pre-survey before the course start date, mid-survey, and post-survey. The survey data were analysed using descriptive statistics and from the findings, there is a high level of willingness to learn and integrate OER in online learning; mixed mode of delivery – asynchronous and synchronous was solicited for by participants; and lifelong skills are best learned through self-paced, self-directed, and through short courses. // Paper ID 5424
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Employability skills, onlline learning, technology
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Nigeria
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Africa
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