Information and Communication Technologies in Tertiary Education in sub-Saharan Africa: Les TIC dans l'enseignement supérieur en Afrique subsaharienne

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Abstract

All universities need to connect to the global knowledge backbone in order to enhance research, innovation, teaching and learning. Yet most African countries lack reliable access to this backbone as a result of the nascent state of information and communication technologies (ICTs) in their institutions. African institutions face many challenges – infrastructural, technical, organizational and political – and are making concerted efforts to address them. This chapter examines the status and potential of ICTs in institutions in eight African countries, and offers a set of recommendations on ways to promote ICTs, as well as the development of institutions and countries in general.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHigher Education and Globalization: Challenges, Threats and Opportunities for Africa. Edited by Damtew Teferra and Heinz Greijn.
Publication statusPublished - 2010

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Higher Education and Globalization: Challenges, Threats and Opportunities for Africa. Edited by Damtew Teferra and Heinz Greijn.

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