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Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) in Higher Education in Cameroon, South Africa, and Nigeria. Training Academics in the Use of ICTs

Number of pages185
Master program titleMaîtrise universitaire en sciences de l'éducation - Analyse et intervention dans les systèmes éducatifs
Defense date2024-02-02
Abstract

Since the 1960s, some Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) have attracted great interest in some African countries for their potential to facilitate access to education and improve quality. Digital platforms offer online courses and resources, enabling students to learn from anywhere, especially those living in areas with few schools or teachers. In addition, ICTs can improve student digital literacy and help teachers engage and interact more effectively. However, the use of ICT presents several challenges, including inadequate infrastructure, electricity, and connectivity, particularly in rural and low-income areas, as well as insufficient digital literacy among academics and inappropriate use of ICT by academics. To address these challenges, we aim to investigate the ICT training provided to academics in select African universities of Cameroon, South Africa, and Nigeria. This study analyses the features of African ICT training courses in higher education and their effectiveness in imparting knowledge on the use of ICTs. The analysis of the current characteristics of ICT training courses for academics also provides valuable guidance for proposing recommendations to design future ICT training courses in higher education.

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Keywords
  • ICT
  • Access to Higher Education in Africa
  • Quality of Higher Education in Africa
  • ICT Training for Academics
  • ICT Use by Academics
  • Guidance for Academic ICT Training Course Design
  • ICT training courses in Cameroon, Nigeria, and South Africa
Citation (ISO format)
CAPPELLI, Maria Assunta. Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) in Higher Education in Cameroon, South Africa, and Nigeria. Training Academics in the Use of ICTs. 2024.
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