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Date of this Version

2020

Abstract

Purpose of the Study: This study explores that how Linked Data (LD) technology can be implemented in educational sector to use Open Educational Resources (OERs) more effectively or what kind of benefits and challenges it retains for educational sector. Because now teaching is supported and integrated with the use of different interactive resources such as videos, blackboards and virtually available platforms in formal and informal education. The objective of this research study is to highlight the nature of LD and OERs and their associated benefits and barriers for educational sector that are related to the adoption of LD technologies in OERs.

Research Methodology: This paper is based on literature research methodology. It reviews national and international literature about the integration of OERs through LD technologies. Literature published after 2012 to till date was critically analysed to be included in the study.

Research Findings: The integration of OERs by using the LD is getting popularity in educational sector like other fields. It retains benefits not only for students but also for teachers too. The challenges of interoperability and standardization exists but these can be overcome by adopting principles at the beginning. Locally some projects are also initiated in Pakistan though these are in their infancy stage such as elearn and elibrary Punjab.

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