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research discussion of trends in the developments and applications of ICTs in Education

b4 we begin todays, recap of last session

talked of ICT USE IN EDUCATION,

TRENDS AND DEVELOPMENT

AND THE CASE FOR DISTANCE EDUCATION

we are looking at these in the broader contexts of

The Dakar Educational Goals
and

The Millennium Development Goals

so to progress,

Hindsight, Insight, Foresight, Oversight : A Call for Learning Futures
What we need to know is changing rapidly and with it, what we need to learn. The key question is how to teach a new generation of learners.

credit: http://www.oeb2009.com

Traditional colleges
and universities build online course content according to the organizational and financial logic
of what Tony Bates once called the ‘cottage model’.

http://highereducationmanagement.wordpress.com/2009/10/08/500-million-digital-media-for-online-higher-ed/

what is the relevance for our academic communities? :

analyse blog

Research and Education Networking Unit
Introduction
The integration of ICT into teaching, learning, research, information dissemination and management activities has been a priority issue in African higher education for many years. Among the many initiatives in this regard, the AAU initiated an ICT project in 2001 under the title, ‘Study on the Use and Application of Information and Communication Technologies in Higher Education Institutions in Africa’ , with the limited objective of creating a toolkit for the institutional self-assessment of ICT maturity.
Under its Strategic Plan 2003-10 and following a very strong mandate issued by the 11th General Conference of the AAU held in Cape Town, South Africa, in February 2005, AAU had to establish role as coordinator of the many ICT initiatives currently underway. Matters were taken a step further at the 3rd International Workshop on Open Access which was sponsored by the Swedish International Cooperation Agency, the International Development Research Centre and the United Nations’ ICT Task Force, in Maputo, Mozambique in May 2005, when participants as well as donor agencies active in ICT initiatives in Africa agreed on the need for coordination and the role of the AAU at the continental level.
The Association formed an Research and Education Networking Unit to act as a focal point in relation to the many initiatives in relation to Information and Communications Technologies (ICT) in education and research networking, currently under way in Africa.
The principal role of the Education and Research Networking Unit will be to:

* facilitate national research and education networking

credit:
http://www.aau.org/renu/index.htm

for the big picture blog post on UNIVERSALITY OF ACCESS , 2009 LIFELONG LEARNERS

HENCE THE NEED FOR LIFE-LONG EDUCATORS (HOW IS the educational system PREPARING STUDENTS TO BECOME LIFELONG LEARNERS)

( QA in ICT EDUCATION)

join in the discussion, contribute

ICTs in education
ICTs IN the community
ICTs IN Governance

The Consortium for Educational Access, Transitions and Equity (CREATE) is a Research Programm
Consortium supported by the UK Department for International Development (DFID). Its purpose is to
undertake research designed to improve access to basic education in developing countries. It seeks to achieve
this through generating new knowledge and encouraging its application through effective communication and
dissemination to national and international development agencies, national governments, education and
development professionals, non-government organisations and other interested stakeholders.

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