Stewart Marshall, The University of the West Indies
Wanjira Kinuthia, Georgia State University
Wallace Taylor, The University of the West Indies
In many international settings, developing economies are in danger of declining as the digital divide becomes the knowledge divide. This decline attacks the very fabric of cohesion and purpose for these regional societies delivering increased social, health, economic and sustainability problems. The examples in this (...)
Mobile technology has become increasingly popular in Africa. Google wants to encourage the local development and use of creative mobile tools. One of the ways to promote growth in this market is to support university-level computer science programs that give students the skills they need to innovate mobile applications, as well as other technologies.
Google is working with the MIT Africa Information Technology Initiative (AITI), an organization that sends MIT students to (...)
Drawing on analysis from leading industry experts and international institutions, this report by ITU (International telecommunication Union) highlights some harsh realities for the global ICT industry and considers how the industry can position itself for recovery in the future.
This Report explores the impact of the financial crisis. Among the many insights contributed to the Report, several key findings emerge: a) Funding issues are unlikely to be resolved until the banking sector is (...)
This list of ICT tools was crowd sourced from individual educationalists and not companies. The question ’What Indispensable ICT tools do you use in education’ was asked. The list is not meant to be exhaustive. For more information, see: Indispensable ICT Tools for teachers
by Tim Unwin UNESCO Chair in ICT4D, Royal Holloway, University of London
When visiting African universities, I often hear the comment that it is difficult and expensive to access research publications in the latest international journals. This observation is then frequently used as an excuse to explain why many papers submitted by African academics to international journals do not contain substantial numbers of references to the existing research literature.
In response to such arguments, I (...)
How can visually challenged persons better their personality, learn the power of positive thinking and also get management lessons? Hundreds of books on these subjects stacking shelves of major book stores may not be of much help to them. But, an Ahmedabad-based IT firm Third Generation Resources Ltd has decided to mentor lakhs of visually impaired people across the globe, through voice-based Internet learning. Management expert and motivational speaker Dr Shailesh Thaker, the promoter of (...)
Edited by Ineke Buskens and Anne Webb
The revolution in information and communication technologies (ICTs) has vast implications for the developing world, but what tangible benefits has it brought when issues of social inclusion and exclusion, particularly in the developing world, remain at large? In addition, the gender digital divide is growing in the developing world, particularly in Africa. So what do ICTs mean to (...)
“Knowledge societies should not be shaped and driven by technological forces but by societal choices”, UNESCO’s Abdul Waheed Khan said in Maastricht Technology alone will not bridge the information and knowledge divides but political and social environments have to be developed that enable knowledge creation, preservation, acquisition and sharing, said UNESCO’s Assistant Director-General for Communication and Information, Abdul Waheed Khan, in Maastricht, The Netherlands yesterday.