Effective Information and Communications Technology for Education and National Development

By: Maurice Odine  

The paper explores the role of information and communications technology (ICT) to improve quality of learning and the widening access to education. Balasubramanian et al. (2009) regret that higher education sometimes neglects incorporating ICT. In Africa, Neil Butcher & Associates (2011) note the difference between a knowledge-based society and ICT designed to enable people to experience revolution. Snyder (2009) makes the point that, learning theories present ICT components which blend in providing learning environments. Meanwhile, Dede (2008) echoes the changing epistemology involving online interactions that use Web 2.0 tools in transforming learning. Huang (2002) examines what the author refers to as ICT barriers constructivist learning environments. Above all, an instructor must be aware of learners’ characteristics and understand individual situations, particularly as they pertain to adult learners with various backgrounds and living situations. “Truth About Youth” is an undertaking of McCann Workgroup which advocates use of ICT in education. Meanwhile, Blogger Matt Britland (2013) proclaims that ICT’s future resides in cloud where access to learning is universal.

Information Technology, Learning, Knowledge, Education, Community, Development
Media Technologies
Paper Presentation in a Themed Session

Maurice Odine

Dean, School of Communication, School of Communication, Texas Southern University, United States
United States