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Technology has changed the world of student engagement, as we know it. In this rapidly developing digital world, OPENCOLLAB is driven by the enabling abilities of technology in education to deliver solutions that takes on a holistic approach to student engagement. 

In 2015 United Nations affiliated countries adopted the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and its 17 Sustainable Development Goals. These goals are the blueprint to achieve a better and more sustainable future for all. They address the global challenges we face, including but not limited  to poverty, inequality, climate, environmental degradation, prosperity, as well as peace and justice. The goals interconnect and in order to leave no one behind, it is important that each goal and target is achieved by 2030.

The 4th goal on the list is ‘Quality Education’. This lays the  foundation for creating sustainable development. In addition to improving quality of life, access to inclusive education can assist and equip students in Africa with the tools required to develop innovative solutions to the world’s greatest problems.

Keeping in line with the Agenda for Sustainable Development, OPENCOLLAB, with more than two decades of experience in post-secondary and corporate education now introduces ajourney.opencollab – one seamlessly integrated and intuitive platform in support of the student’s administrative and learning journey . This modern Student Engagement System comprises an administrative back office,  a student self-help portal and seamless integration to open source learning tools. 

Core program and course management, application, registration, fees and results and certification management from an administrative and student perspective is part of an online platform. In addition the solution delivers discussion forums for communication with lectures, peers and facilitators, as well as messaging, file management, assignment delivery, assessment and more. This all-in-one experience adds value to the institutional administration by providing a 360-degree view of the student. 

In a nutshell, OPENCOLLAB provides the much-needed all-round online solution. Employing modern design focused on the student’s experience and open source technologies to build and support software solutions to meet the standard of accessible, quality education for all.  Education done smartly!

Authors: Martilene Orffer and Elsabe Botha
Contact: opencollab

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