ERIC Number: EJ1146149
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Abstractor: As Provided
Success Factors and Challenges of an Information Communication Technology Network in Rural Schools
Mihai, Maryke A.
Africa Education Review, v14 n1 p155-170 2017
In April 2008, an interactive information communication technology (ICT) network was established in Mpumalanga, South Africa. the network involved the implementation of SMART board interactive whiteboards (IWBs) and collaboration between a leading school and several disadvantaged schools. the main purpose of the Mpumalanga IWB project was to reach out to rural schools in the area in order to improve the teaching of Science and Mathematics for Grade 12 learners. the purpose of the research was also to determine the success factors contributing to the survival of the project as well as the challenges that the interviewees had to face. the project has been extremely successful in bridging the urban-rural divide and is a model for other schools to emulate.
Descriptors: Rural Schools, Computer Networks, Information Technology, Interviews, Rural Urban Differences, Program Descriptions, Educational Technology, Institutional Cooperation, Educational Improvement, Mathematics Instruction, Science Instruction, Disadvantaged Schools, Foreign Countries, Models, Case Studies, Qualitative Research, Administrator Attitudes, Teacher Attitudes, Principals, Secondary School Students, Secondary School Teachers, Barriers
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Secondary Education
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Identifiers - Location: South Africa
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