ICTs in African schools: A workshop with a difference
Feb 05 2003, Education
In April 2003, schoolnet practitioners and education policymakers will meet in Botswana to assess ways that ICTs can help to bridge digital divides in African education.
IICD is supporting and helping to organise the Workshop in the context of its strategic partnership with Schoolnet Africa. As leaders in the application of ICTs in education, IICD and Schoolnet Africa are working together to strengthen knowledge exchange systems on ICT-enabled education in Africa. Schoolnet Africa and IICD’s Global Teenager Project are supporting each other in their efforts to bring ICTs into classrooms in over 30 African countries.
The objective of the workshop is to find solutions to the challenges that accompany the introduction of ICTs into education. This is a first-time opportunity for African schoolnet practitioners and policymakers to share information, experiences and case studies as Africans, thereby consolidating the network of schoolnet practitioners and policymakers in Africa and promoting co-ordinated interventions in bridging the digital divide and reaching, inter alia, Education for All objectives.
Among the planned outcomes are guidelines for the establishment of appropriate policy on the promotion of education through ICTs.