AfricaDotEdu: IT Opportunities and Higher Education in Africa

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780070507203
  • Publisher: Tata McGraw-Hill
  • Publication date: 8/28/2004
  • Pages: 539
  • Product dimensions: 6.38 (w) x 9.26 (h) x 1.58 (d)

Table of Contents

About the Editors
About the Contributing Authors
Introduction 1
1 Higher Education, Economic Growth, and Information Technology in Africa: Some Challenges and Issues 15
2 The Evolution of the Internet in Africa 43
3 Partnerships, Alliances and Networks for e-Learning 69
4 Overview of University Level Education in Africa 90
5 Government Intervention: ICT Policies Around the World 113
6 Regional Governance of Internet Infrastructure: Lessons and Challenges for Africa 129
7 Toward a View of Knowledge as the Common Heritage of Humanity: Mapping an Open Content Strategy 146
8 eHealth in Africa 173
9 Digital Libraries in Africa: A Review of Developments Since 1996 190
10 The African Virtual University (AVU): Challenges and Prospects 206
11 Electronic Commerce: Legal Implications Raised 226
12 Africa Online: A Case Study of e-Commerce in Africa 245
13 Community Learning Centers: Broadening Access for Low-Income Communities in Africa 267
14 Distance Education: Issues and Challenges in Sub-Saharan Africa 292
15 Human Capital Development, Education and ICT in Africa 314
16 Institutional Arrangements and Strategy for ICTs in a Higher Education Institution: The Case of the University of the Western Cape 332
17 Information and Communication Technology Development in Arab Africa 349
18 IT and Higher Education: The Case of Egypt 387
19 The Kenya Education Network (KENET) 405
20 ICT in Mozambique: The Role of Eduardo Mondlane University 420
21 The Spread of the Internet in Nigeria 434
22 Internet Access in Nigerian and Kenyan Universities 448
23 Infromation and Communication Technology in Tanzania: The Role of the University of Dar es Salaam 469
24 Pioneering the Internet in Zambia: University Role and Challenges 482
Epilogue 496
App. A: Acronyms 499
App. B: References 503
App. C: Online Resources 530
App. D: Course Outline 533
Index 537
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