What is “appropriate technology” for eLearning in Africa?

What is “appropriate technology” for eLearning in Africa?

"What does it really mean to use technology for education and learning in Africa", asks Niall Winters in his recent contribution to the eLearning Africa Report 2015. "For many", he writes, "it is an opportunity to provide students with the skills they need to take part in the knowledge economy of the 21st century, a chance for teachers to improve their teaching practice and a means by which self-guided informal learning will flourish". However, Winters goes on to argue in this brief position piece that "each of these positions is problematic if technology and technology use are not conceptualized in a nuanced and in-depth manner" (p 47). To read why, go to page 47 of the eLearning Africa Report 2015, which can be accessed and downloaded for free here.

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