Cyberspace, Distance Learning, and Higher Education In by N'Dri Assie-Lumumba

By N'Dri Assie-Lumumba

Amidst the euphoria concerning the new frontiers of expertise occasionally perceived as a panacea for growth of upper schooling in constructing nations, there's a have to research continual and new grounds of unequal chance for entry, studying, and the construction of data. This quantity addresses primary questions about the academic approach equivalent to: using know-how in better schooling for a holistic academic approach for social improvement; the particular technological ability in Africa and probabilities for digital larger schooling; Cultural relevance of the curriculum and pedagogy; Pedagogy and gender in our on-line world schooling; Perils of externally-driven distance education schemes in Africa and the search for possession in the direction of improvement; demanding situations and possibilities within the making of information society in an Asian context; innovations to advertise confident digital larger schooling in Africa and Asia. Readership: This publication is innovative within the fields of schooling, know-how, conversation, computing & info technological know-how, political financial system, overseas stories, improvement experiences, gender reviews, and indigenous wisdom structures.

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Many Bhutanese wear hand-woven traditional outfits, which can also potentially attract international buyers. But weavers lack market access and information regarding design and colour combinations in demand, and find it difficult to acquire quality raw materials, such as naturally-dyed yarn. A pilot project aims to help the weavers solve these problems through the power of e-business; [they will] improve their skills and facilitate ebusiness development in Bhutan. N. General Assembly on information technology and development (June 17-18), Secretary General Kofi Annan succinctly placed ICTs among the important tools of development.

3. Partnerships for translating national policy into action through governmental and nongovernmental bodies at the regional and local levels National policy and national government funding do not necessarily translate into centralized planning and operations. Hungary has demonstrated that a former socialist country steeped in centralized planning could develop a “telecottage” system built on local nongovernmental organizations with community ownership and management. It is called a “civic initiative” with its emphasis on local NGOs applying for government telecottage grants and showing that they have the support of local governments or private organizations (Gáspár 2001).

The clustering of telecenters in some fashion can help support a localized information service with the cost of producing local information being spread over a number of telecenters in a relatively small area. For example, in eastern Canada, community Internet access sites sometimes join together to make available French language material for local francophone populations (Pfiester, Roman, and Colle 2000). Da Costa (2002) predicts that in Africa’s future Internet and Web development there will be a demand for ICT content in indigenous languages.

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