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Digital learning management systems in Africa: Myths and realities

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dc.contributor.author Unwin, T.
dc.contributor.author Kleessen, B.
dc.contributor.author Hollow, D.
dc.contributor.author Williams, J.B.
dc.contributor.author Oloo, L.M.
dc.contributor.author Alwala, J.
dc.contributor.author Mutimucuio, I.
dc.contributor.author Eduardo, F.
dc.contributor.author Muianga, X.
dc.date.accessioned 2019-11-29T10:59:29Z
dc.date.available 2019-11-29T10:59:29Z
dc.date.issued 2010
dc.identifier.other 10.1080/02680510903482033
dc.identifier.uri http://ir.uew.edu.gh/xmlui/handle/123456789/426
dc.description Published in Open Learning en_US
dc.description.abstract This paper reports on a survey of 358 respondents across 25 African countries into their usage of learning management systems. It concludes that while there are some enthusiastic advocates of such systems, the reality is that most African educators as yet have little knowledge about, or interest in, their usage. There remain very considerable infrastructural constraints to be overcome before they can be widely adopted for open and distance learning across the continent, and there is still reluctance in many institutions to develop systems that can enable learning resources to be made available in this way. This does not mean that the potential of high-quality digital learning management systems should be ignored in Africa, but rather that much more sustained work needs to be done in human capacity development and infrastructural provision if African learners are truly to benefit from the interactive learning experiences that such systems can deliver. ? 2010 The Open University. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship British Council en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject Africa en_US
dc.subject ICT en_US
dc.subject LMS en_US
dc.subject OER en_US
dc.subject Universities en_US
dc.title Digital learning management systems in Africa: Myths and realities en_US
dc.type Article en_US


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