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Monday, May 4 • 08:15 - 17:00
Open Education and Open Data for Social Justice: Institutional Strategies to Address SDGs

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New digital innovations and open practices are changing the global university landscape and providing new opportunities to promote social justice and reach Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Unlocking the potential of “big data” provides novel opportunities to understand public health imperatives and address key SDGs, and even greater potential for research, teaching and practice if data are openly licensed and freely accessible. Open research approaches do, however, require an array of technical, legal, financial and community interventions in order to bring about positive social change. Digitization similarly affords new opportunities to transform teaching and learning, and to promote innovative pedagogical approaches. Open education addresses SDG 4 (“education for all”) and SDG 10 (“reduce inequality within and among countries”), but also requires institutional capacity and infrastructure in order to make a difference.

The challenges associated with growing open education practice and transforming institutional environments to respond to SDGs has deep implications for university academics and managers. The Open Education for Social Justice (OE4SJ) initiative is a collaboration between researchers in South Africa and Sweden, aims to develop a conceptual framework to explore the contextual, country-specific nuances of open education approaches that can benefit students, lecturers and the public at large. In parallel, the open data for research initiative in the SASUF meeting will liaise the Swedish National Data Service (SND) and collaborators in South Africa, and aims to support researchers with coordinated and quality-assured system for finding, describing and disseminating research data.
This one-day session is comprised of a series of presentations and workshops to guide future activities in open research and open education, and explore the contextual nuances of the Swedish and South African country contexts.
Maximum number of participants: 80
Keywords: Big data, e-health, open education, social justice
Contact details: Laith Hussain-Alkhateeb, laith.hussain@gu.se
Anne Algers, anne.algers@gu.se
Venue: Wallenberg Conference Centre, Medicinaregatan 20, 413 90 Göteborg
Additional Themes: 2, 4, 6

Monday May 4, 2020 08:15 - 17:00
University of Gothenburg