ERIC Number: ED503210
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2004
Reference Count: N/A
Cyberspace, Distance Learning, and Higher Education in Developing Countries: Old and Emergent Issues of Access, Pedagogy, and Knowledge Production. International Studies in Sociology and Social Anthropology, 94
Assie-Lumumba, N'Dri T., Ed.
Amidst the euphoria about the new frontiers of technology sometimes perceived as a panacea for expansion of higher education in developing countries, there is a need to analyze persistent and new grounds of unequal opportunity for access, learning, and the production of knowledge. This volume addresses fundamental questions about the educational process such as: (1) The use of technology in higher education for a holistic educational system for social development; (2) The actual technological capacity in Africa and possibilities for virtual higher education; (3) Cultural relevance of the curriculum and pedagogy; (4) Pedagogy and gender in cyberspace education; (5) Perils of externally-driven distance education programs in Africa and the quest for ownership towards development; (6) Challenges and opportunities in the making of knowledge society in an Asian context; and (7) Strategies to promote constructive virtual higher education in Africa and Asia. Following a preface; and introduction (N'Dri T. Assie-Lumumba), contents include: (1) ICT[subscript 4]D: A Frontier for Higher Education in Developing Nations (Royal D. Colle and Raul Roman); (2) Partnership in Higher Education in Africa: Communications Implications beyond the 2000s (Jacques Habib Sy); (3) Implementing the Online Learning Communities in Africa: A Unisa Case Study (J. F. Heydenrych, P. Higgs, and L. J. van Niekerk); (4) Pedagogical Issues and Gender in Cyberspace Education: Distance Education in South Africa (Chika Trevor Sehoole and Teboho Moja); (5) Distance Learning and Virtual Education for Higher Education in Africa: Evaluation of Options and Strategies (Stanley Moyo); (6) The Chances for Success of the Francophone Centers for Distance Education of the GDLN Network: The Case of the Centre d'Education a Distance de Cote d'Ivoire (Kouassi Yao); (7) Higher Education Reform: Challenges towards a Knowledge Society in Malaysia (Akiko Kamogawa); (8) Strategies for Promoting Virtual Higher Education: General Considerations on Africa and Asia (Kazuo Kuroda and Hossain Md. Shanawez). An index is included.
Descriptors: Higher Education, Distance Education, Foreign Countries, Social Development, Developing Nations, Access to Education, Access to Computers, Technology Integration, Educational Technology, Holistic Approach, Culturally Relevant Education, Gender Issues, Internet, Educational Change, Ownership, Educational Strategies, Educational Development, Barriers, Social Justice, Educational Principles, College Instruction
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Publication Type: Books; Collected Works - General
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Identifiers - Location: Africa; Asia; Malaysia; South Africa