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Development of e-learning environments in Africa.

Boaglio, Davide (2007) Development of e-learning environments in Africa. Diploma thesis, Dublin, National College of Ireland.

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Abstract

Many of the African's regions are underdeveloped and many of African's people are poor. From this strong reality is easy to think that the education isn't the first necessity but something else like food, water and medicine becomes more important. Because of the traditional learning system is falling under this priority, different way of educations must be provided from developed countries. For example agricultural sector as problem of practice because depend heavily on knowledge. Distance education can offer the opportunity to community of people, within a field of expertise, to exchange and develop ideas and formulate new approaches to problem solving and learning. Many communities in Africa have the potential to both learn and compete in the agricultural production process, by taking advantage from technologies.

It is in this context that distance education is viewed as an appropriate method of education delivery. The World Wide Web is a whole world in itself with enormous data resources, which African's people could utilize to improve their quality of life. These include access to electronic databases and electronic information such as electronic books and journals (e-books, e-journals, e-newspapers). The internet is the source and potential destination of resources.

Different organizations are running projects of distance education all over the Africa like for example IST-Africa, Irish AID, UNESCO, UN and many others.

Item Type: Thesis (Diploma)
Subjects: L Education > LC Special aspects / Types of education > E-Learning
H Social Sciences > HC Economic History and Conditions > Development Economics
Divisions: School of Computing > Higher Diploma in Business in eBusiness
Depositing User: Tim Lawless
Date Deposited: 01 May 2010 11:54
Last Modified: 14 Aug 2014 12:53
URI: http://trap.ncirl.ie/id/eprint/156

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