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 Friday, October 05, 2007

The Information for Development Program (infoDev) of The World Bank identified trends in 53 African countries related to the use of information and communication technologies (ICTs) in education.

The report indicates a shift from small-scale pilot projects supported by donors and NGOs to a systematic policy and multi-stakeholder approach. While the degree of e-readiness varies from country to country, there is a growing commitment to using ICTs in education throughout administrations on the continent.

The survey finds some notable trends in the areas as follows:

  • Public-private partnerships
  • Digital content
  • Open source software and operating systems
  • Regional initiatives
  • National research and education networks
  • Internet connectivity
  • Wireless networks

To read the summary report, click here.

To read the full article, click here.