ERIC Number: EJ773088
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Sep
Reference Count: 38
Facing the Challenges of E-Learning Initiatives in African Universities
Gunga, Samson O.; Ricketts, Ian W.
British Journal of Educational Technology, v38 n5 p896-906 Sep 2007
This paper explores the possibility of bringing e-learning to African universities through collaborative networks of public-private partnerships. It is envisaged that this approach will solve the dual problem of infrastructural barriers and weak ICT policies. As technology is used more in education, the teachers' roles are increasingly integrated with those of support staff, administrators and technical staff. The needs of e-learning environments suggest the viability of multistakeholder networks to share expertise and resolve issues related to training needs. The paper concludes that collaboration networks that include e-learning sponsors, policy makers, telecommunication network service providers and educators are required to solve the problems of online education in Africa.
Descriptors: Educational Needs, Foreign Countries, Teacher Role, Educational Technology, Educational Development, Higher Education, Developing Nations, Partnerships in Education, Information Technology, Technology Integration, Telecommunications, Internet, Computer Uses in Education, Access to Computers, Networks, Technology Planning
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Identifiers - Location: Africa