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Technological Infrastructure and Use of ICT in Education in Africa: an overview

This report seeks to explore various issues relating to education in sub-Saharan Africa. Of particular interest is how distance education and open learning can be supported by ICT, for the majority of people in Africa (many of whom are now excluded from educational opportunities of any form). The report is based on desk research, including a review of literature and examples of current initiatives using ICTs for education in sub-Saharan Africa, with a specific focus on open and distance learning.

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Higher Education and ICT in Egypt: A Review of the Literature

This paper provides a review of literature on the status of higher education and ICT in Egypt. The broader national context and move towards prioritizing ICT on a national level is considered, before looking specifically at higher education challenges and e-learning initiatives centred in higher education.

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Chapter 2 - A Profile of Higher Education in the Region

The role of higher education as an enabler of development has gained increasing prominence, particularly in the context of the knowledge society and the growing importance of learning, information and technology in economic performance. In order to reach the goals of the SADC Protocol and to release the potential of higher education in the region, decision-makers require current, relevant, accurate and comparable information on the state of higher education.

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Harmonization of Higher Education Programmes: A Strategy for the African Union

In pursuit of the vision of an integrated Africa, the African Union Commission (AUC) has embarked on developing a strategy for harmonization of Higher Education Programmes (HEP) in Africa in order to foster cooperation in information exchange, harmonization of procedures and policies, and attainment of comparability of qualifications, in order to facilitate mobility of Africans across African countries for employment and further study. This paper provides an overview of existing harmonization initiatives globally and continentally.

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The Use of ICT at Kenyatta University

This brochure is one of a series that aims to showcase good practice in African higher education. It is intended for higher education decision-makers on the Continent and overseas. Each institution in this series has taken simple steps to solve basic fundamental problems and improve the level of education and service delivery in a context of limited resources. This series is produced by the South African Institute for Distance Education

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The Use of ICT at Africa University

This brochure highlights how Africa University (AU) pursues its vision of AU as a Centre of Excellence in Africa, using Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) in the teaching, learning, research, and management of all systems within AU.

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Communication Skills Textbook

This textbook has been designed to support students who are studying Communication during the first semester of the first year. This textbook has been created by lecturers from the University of Malawi - Bunda College of Agriculture. The intention of the Communication Skills course and this textbook is to provide students new to tertiary education, with the prerequisite language skills required to excel in the higher education environment.

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Chapter 5 - Quality Assurance for Distance Education in Sub-Saharan Africa

The exponential expansion of higher education enrolments throughout sub-Saharan Africa has led to the establishment of many new public and private universities offering face-to-face, blended and DE programmes. There is a growing need for QA frameworks at the national and institutional level. The chapter argues that there is still a great deal of work to be done, as there are significant variations in policies and procedures for QA and little has yet been done in regard to monitoring and assessing the quality of DE provision.

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