Survey of ICT and Education in Africa (Volume I)

Survey of ICT and Education in Africa (Volume I)

A Summary Report, Based on 53 Country Surveys

FrenchEnquete sur les TICs et l'Education en Afrique: Un Rapport résumé basé sur une enquête effectuée dans 53 pays

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Background on this survey project is available at infodev.org/en/Project.7.html.


This project seeks to gather together in a single resource the most relevant and useful information on ICT in education activities in Africa.

Key questions:

  • How are ICTs currently being used in the education sector in Africa, and what are the strategies and policies related to this use?
  • What are the common challenges and constraints faced by African countries in this area?
  • What is actually happening on the ground, and to what extent are donors involved?

Contents:

  • ICT Policies for Education in Africa
  • ICT Activities and Initiatives in Higher Education in Africa
  • ICT Activities and Initiatives in Primary and Secondary Schools
  • ICT Activities and Initiatives in Non-formal Education in Africa
  • Gender Equity and ICT in Education in Africa
  • Factors Enabling and Constraining ICT Use in Education in Africa
  • ICT in Education in Africa: A Way Forward

    + Regional ICT/Education Initiatives in Africa

This Summary Report is complemented by a companion volume, which features 53 Country Reports.


Table of Contents

Report Limitations

Project Background
Overview - Survey Process - Project Team - Acknowledgements

Survey Highlights
A New Phase: From Projects to Policies - Differential Implementation Progress - Macro Trends - Donors - Enabling and Limiting Factors - Enlightened Leadership

ICT Policies for Education in Africa
General Observations - National ICT Policies - Education Sector ICT Policies and Implementation Plan - Policy Management

ICT Infrastructure for Education in Africa
General Observations - Infrastructure in Higher Education - Infrastructure in Schools – Infrastructure for Non-formal Education and the General Public

ICT Activities and Initiatives in Higher Education in Africa
Technical/Vocational Education and Training - Universities - Distance Education and e-Learning in Higher Education - Content Development

ICT Activities and Initiatives in Primary and Secondary Schools
General Observations - Equipment and Connectivity - Teacher Professional Development and Training Programmes - Content Development - Cost Models

ICT Activities and Initiatives in Non-formal Education in Africa
General Observations

Gender Equity and ICT in Education in Africa
General Observations - Policy Environment - Gender Mainstreaming and Targeted Approaches

Factors Enabling and Constraining ICT Use in Education
in Africa

ICT in Education in Africa: A Way Forward
Moving Forward on Implementation of ICT in Education - Continuing to Build an Information Base for ICT in Education in Africa

Notes

Annexes
1. Regional ICT/Education Initiatives in Africa
2. Selected Bibliography


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