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Associate Professor of English, National Open University of Nigeria
Track 4 – New Delivery Tools and Resources for Learning
Comparing iLearn and Sakai as e-Learning Platforms in NOUN and UG: Successes and ShortcomingsThe National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN) is a uni-modal ODL institution in Nigeria, while the University of Ghana (UG), the premier tertiary institution in Ghana, engages in a dual mode of delivery. A recent cross-national study compares the two different e-learning platforms used by these institutions to see how each, with its peculiar learning management system, engages with the online learning mode to best serve the interest of its students.
Chair, International Board, United World Colleges
Track 2 – Expanding Access, Openness and Flexibility
Open Education in a Closing WorldThe end of the Second World War saw the emergence of a new world order, symbolized by the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, which celebrated the values of openness, democracy and internationalism. Some countries resisted these values for several decades, but by the end of the 20th century they were more deeply embedded than ever. Today, this consensus is breaking down. Nationalist and populist movements are gaining support, and the foundations of education are being undermined in what is called the “post-truth” era. People’s trust in each other and in their institutions is eroding.