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Aji, Sandeep – Educational Technology, 2016
One of the most explosive areas of growth in the field of higher education is currently in emerging international markets. In developing nations, lack of access to high-quality teachers and educational materials is often the key obstacle preventing students from gaining the skills and knowledge they need to pursue new opportunities and advance in…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Video Technology, Teaching Methods, Technology Uses in Education
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Arthur-Mensah, Nana; Shuck, Brad – New Horizons in Adult Education & Human Resource Development, 2014
The implementation of e-learning as a strategy has risen exponentially over the last 20 years as more adults use this medium to enhance their skills and acquire knowledge. The utilization of technology offers significant advantages to both learners and organizations in terms of cost, time and rich learning content. E-learning has been widely…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Developing Nations, Labor Force Development, Electronic Learning
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Nwagwu, Williams E. – Journal of Academic Librarianship, 2013
Building open access in Africa is imperative not only for African scholars and researchers doing scientific research but also for the expansion of the global science and technology knowledgebase. This paper examines the structure of homegrown initiatives, and observes very low level of awareness prevailing in the higher educational institutions…
Descriptors: Access to Information, Electronic Publishing, Scientific Research, Incentives
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Wright, Clayton R.; Reju, Sunday A. – International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning, 2012
Open educational resources (OERs) have the potential to reduce costs, improve quality, and increase access to educational opportunities. OER development and deployment is one path that could contribute to achieving education for all. This article builds on existing information and communication technology (ICT) implementation plans in Africa and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Computer Uses in Education, Shared Resources and Services, Educational Opportunities
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Risinger, C. Frederick – Social Education, 2012
Just a few months earlier, the United Nations and the World Bank reported that 1.4 billion people live below the new poverty rate of US $1.25 per day. That news was accompanied by stories of severe famine in Africa, Asia, and even scattered through Europe and the Americas. The author knows that it's sometimes difficult to teach about contemporary…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Poverty, Global Approach, Internet
Nkechinyere, Amadi Martha – Online Submission, 2011
E-learning has long been celebrated as the solution to access in education. There seems to be a belief worldwide that by including e-learning technologies in learning packages, learners' success and economies of scale will be ensured in ODL (open and distance learning). New innovations like the internet and mobile technologies provide a great…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Open Universities, Distance Education, Learning Strategies
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Napolitano, Christopher M. – New Directions for Youth Development, 2010
This chapter outlines mobile phone use among African (particularly South African) adolescents. With an estimated 350 million active mobile phone subscriptions, improving network infrastructure, low-cost Internet-ready handsets, innovative programs and applications, mobiles in Africa, and their increasingly younger, increasingly poorer, and…
Descriptors: Access to Information, Adolescents, Social Change, Foreign Countries
Jarvis, Peter, Ed. – Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 2010
As lifelong learning grows in popularity, few comprehensive pictures of the phenomenon have emerged. The "Routledge International Handbook of Lifelong Learning" provides a disciplined and complete overview of lifelong learning internationally. The theoretical structure puts the learner at the centre and the book emanates from there,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Electronic Learning, Distance Education, Lifelong Learning
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Canessa, Enrique; Zennaro, Marco; Fonda, Carlo – European Journal of Physics, 2009
We describe our contributions in using information and communication technologies (ICT) to address the digital and knowledge divides in developing regions. These include the implementation of new prototype systems using "state-of-the-art", low-cost technologies based on the scientific audience, the local information technology…
Descriptors: Information Technology, Foreign Countries, Developing Nations, Physics