OpenCon, ULES to Organise a Conference on Open Access and Open Education

December 6, 2016, 8:46 pm

OpenCon, ULES to Organise a Conference on Open Acess and Open Education to promote Educational Research

OpenCon in partnership with University of Lagos Engineering Society is planning to organise a conference to educate people on the need for easy access to research instruments by researchers.

The event which is to hold on the 23rd of December 2016 at the Julius Berger Hall of the University of Lagos will have speakers such as Funke Opeke (CEO, MainOne technologies), Lorraine Chuen (representative from Right to Research organization), Kayode Yussuf (tech lead at Creative Commons Nigeria), Godwin Benson (CEO, tuteria.com) and Adisa Bolutife (Open access advocate, University of Lagos) present.

According to a statement released about the program by OpenCon Lagos, the event will bring together students, researchers, and early career professionals who are interested in learning and advocating for open access in education, research materials and research data. Social inclusion and economic empowerment can be achieved in a society where citizens have universal access to information and intellectual works, therefore, our target in Opencon is to encourage free (without a price tag) flow of information (research publications, educational materials etc.) that may be beneficial to the masses for self-development as well as advancement in research and technology across all walks of life. This is a fundamental principle for bridging the knowledge gaps between privileged and under-privileged communities.

The statement also said that " OpenCon is not just a conference, it is a growing community of people all around the world who believe in a positive change in our individual countries"
 
The event is planned to center on discussions on the future of Open system in education, access research data. From listening to keynotes from various proficient and highly informed speakers to having discussions and deliberation on our responsibility in ensuring a forward movement..

Oluwaseun Aleshinloye is a student of University of Lagos.

The opinions expressed in this article are solely those of the author.

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