information accessibility

459 Schools Get ICT Laboratories, Internet Access

Title: 459 Schools Get ICT Laboratories, Internet Access
Author: Richard Heeks
Source: Government of Ghana
Date (published): 31/07/2013
Date (accessed): 20/08/2013
Type of information: blog post
Language: English
On-line access: yes
Abstract: The government of Ghana has provided 459 schools and institutions with fully furnished and equipped Information Communication Technology (ITC) laboratories and Internet access.

Can high-tech agriculture solve youth unemployment in Kenya?

Title:
Can high-tech agriculture solve youth unemployment in Kenya?
Author: Ken Obura
Source: The Standard Group Limited
Date (published): 30/07/2013
Date (accessed): 20/08/2013
Type of information: blog post
Language: English
On-line access: yes
Abstract: Unemployment among the youth is one of the most acute problems affecting developing countries like Kenya. According to Institute of Economic Affairs (IEA), unemployment percentage in this country stands at 12 per cent of the current workforce which is approximately 15 million people.

Who is Listening? Who is Responding? Can Technology Innovations Empower Citizens to Affect Positive Changes in their Communities?

Title: Who is Listening? Who is Responding? Can Technology Innovations Empower Citizens to Affect Positive Changes in their Communities?
Author: Soren Gigler
Source: People, Spaces, Deliberation
Date (published): 15/08/2013
Date (accessed): 20/08/2013
Type of information: online article
Language: English
On-line access: yes
Abstract: Sharing local experiences, connecting with other communities and people from other countries, and entering into a constructive and direct dialogue with policy makers seem to be even more meaningful to them.

Govt targets 60% rural telephone penetration, 7.5% ICT contribution to GDP

Title: Govt targets 60% rural telephone penetration, 7.5% ICT contribution to GDP
Author: Adeyemi Adepetun
Source: The Guardian Nigeria
Date (published): 23/06/2013
Date (accessed): 24/06/2013
Type of information: online article
Language: English
On-line access: yes
Abstract: For even economic growth across the six geo-political zones of Nigeria, the Federal Government has targeted 60 per cent telephone penetration in the rural parts of the country by 2018. Besides, government also expects Nigeria’s Information and Communications Technology (ICT) sector to increase its contribution to the country’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) from the present 5.6 per cent to 7.5 per cent by 2015.

OpenApps finds there is no typical Nigerian web user

Title:
OpenApps finds there is no typical Nigerian web user
Source: oAfrica
Date (published): 19/06/2013
Date (accessed): 23/06/2013
Type of information: blog post
Language: English
On-line access: yes
Abstract: OpenApps is a market intelligence system that aggregates Internet users behavior from multiple high traffic sources to support the development of intuitive digital services in Nigeria. More than 70 Nigerian websites are collecting non-personal data from every recent visitor. The information is being used to turn the Nigerian technology ecosystem into a knowledge driven community. After 6.5 million visits, the OpenApps program has a healthy amount of data to make well-informed conclusions. Namely, that there is no typical Nigerian web user.

6 Guidelines for Better Development Outcomes Using Social Media

Title: 6 Guidelines for Better Development Outcomes Using Social Media
Author: Wayan Vota
Source: ICTworks
Date (published): 24/05/2013
Date (accessed): 27/05/2013
Type of information: blog post
Language: English
On-line access: yes
Abstract: In the next few years, another 2 billion people will be coming online; transforming the Internet from what once was an elite network of the world’s privileged to a democratizer of information and power. This wave of new users will mainly enter the Internet via mobile phones on social networks.

Report: Google considering Internet balloons to connect sub-Saharan Africa

Title: Report: Google considering Internet balloons to connect sub-Saharan Africa
Author: Megan Geuss
Source: Arstechnica
Date (published): 26/05/2013
Date (accessed): 27/05/2013
Type of information: blog post
Language: English
On-line access: yes
Abstract: Yesterday the Wall Street Journal reported that Google is working on a “multi-pronged effort” to build wireless networks that could connect more than a billion people in emerging markets.

Information and communication technology (ICT) in education in five arab states

Title: Information and communication technology (ICT) in education in five arab states
Source: UNESCO, UNESCO Institute for Statistics, Talal Abu-Ghazaleh Organization
Date (published): 15/04/2013
Date (accessed): 20/05/2013
Type of information: information paper
Language: English
On-line access: yes
Abstract: More than ever, the advent of the knowledge economy and global economic competition compel governments to prioritise educational quality, lifelong learning and the provision of equal opportunities for all. Education policymakers widely accept that improved access to information and communication technology (ICT) in education can help individuals to compete in a global economy by creating a skilled work force and facilitating social mobility. They emphasise that ICT in education has a multiplier effect throughout the education system, by enhancing learning and providing students with new sets of skills; by reaching students with poor or no access (especially those in rural and remote regions); by facilitating and improving the training of teachers; and by minimising costs associated with the delivery of instruction.

The Impact and Reach of MOOCs: A Developing Countries’ Perspective

Title: The Impact and Reach of MOOCs: A Developing Countries’ Perspective
Author: Tharindu Liyanagunawardena, Shirley Williams, Andrew Adams
Source: Elearningeuropa.info
Date (published): 09/05/2013
Date (accessed): 14/05/2013
Type of information: online article
Language: English
On-line access: yes
Abstract: Massively Open Online Courses (MOOCs) are a recent but hugely popular phenomenon in the online learning world. They are hailed by many as a solution for the developing world’s lack of access to education because MOOCs can provide learning opportunities to a massive number of learners from anywhere in the world as long as they can access the course through Internet.

We Should Celebrate Educational Technology in Affordable Private Schools

Title: We Should Celebrate Educational Technology in Affordable Private Schools
Authors: Kim Campbell, Hila Mehr
Source: Educational Technology Debate
Date (published): 09/05/20123
Date (accessed): 14/05/2013
Type of information: blog post
Language: English
On-line access: yes
Abstract: Governments, foundations, and the private sector are all engaged in the task of providing a quality education to the millions of children who are born into poor socio-economic circumstances throughout the world. This is crucial because education is seen as the most certain vehicle for breaking the cycle of poverty. As institutions embrace ways that education technology can play a part in accomplishing this goal, the developing world’s private school sector is well primed to explore the potential of ed-tech in the classroom.

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