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ERIC Number: EJ1072799
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Dec
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-2141-1905
The Challenges of ICT in Higher Education: The Mirage in ICT Use in Higher Education
Okeiga, N. I. Obi; Okumu-Bigambo, W.; Masibo, P. F. Lumala
African Higher Education Review, v3 p59-73 Dec 2010
The significance of ICT's influence as the epitome of information cannot be overemphasized. Globalization is multi-directional and interactive in nature masks ICT, and much of its content as a Western orientation and control over communication. The paper sets to show that there are imbalances in the use of ICT in higher education as used in Africa and the industrialized world. Africa is perpetually becoming a consumer in the use of ICT but has very little to show in contributing to this dynamic field of higher education. However, if well harnessed, it is our opinion that Africa has a better chance of incorporating the views of the diverse segments of her people into ICT use in higher education policy deliberations, thereby ensuring a steady growth for the continent in the communication technology.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Africa
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