Despite serious obstacles, access to Information and Communications Technologies (ICTs) such as the Internet is improving in Africa. This book is the first to chronicle and analyze the growth of the Internet in Africa and to especially highlight the role of the education sector in this effort. This unprecedented compilation of scholarly essays provides comprehensive statistics, analysis, and roadmaps for the future of the Internet in African education. Topics covered in the 24 chapters range from digital libraries and country case studies to national information technology policies and e-learning. As a benchmark for e-learning initiatives, AfricaDotEdu answers many critical questions about preparing students to meet twenty-first century challenges.
Charts / references / index / 539 pages (2003)