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New book: AfricaDotEdu: IT Opportunities and Higher Education in Africa
Greetings again from Bangalore! I am pleased to announce the launch of
our next book, "AfricaDotEdu: IT Opportunities and Higher Education in
Despite serious obstacles, access to ICTs like the Internet is
improving in Africa. This book is the first to chronicle and analyse the
growth of the Internet in Africa and especially highlight the role of the
education sector. The editors are Dr. Maria A. Beebe (Center to Bridge the
Digital Divide, Washington State University), Kouakou Koffi Magloire
(managing editor of The Industry, South Africa), Dr. Oyebanji
Oyelaran-Oyeyinka (United Nations University, Maastricht, Netherlands) and
Dr. Madanmohan Rao (IT consultant and writer, Bangalore, India).
What kind of impact is IT having on educational institutions, systems,
processes and knowledge assets in Africa? And what critical roles does the
higher education sector play in developing local capacities in pedagogy,
research, knowledge exchange, publishing, healthcare, e-commerce and cyberlaw?
These are the two most critical sets of Information Age questions
facing researchers, educators and policymakers in Africa today, as well as
in the development community at large. The themes are scholarly researched
and include contributions from over 25 African writers, covering topics
ranging from digital libraries and country case studies to national IT
policies and e-learning. Future books in this series will include
AfricaDotGov, AfricaDotBiz and AfricaDotMedia.
See the Web site (www.africadotedu.org) for a full table of contents
and more information. Comments, feedback, etc. most welcome happy reading!!
[Dr Madanmohan Rao, Editor, "The Asia-Pacific Internet Handbook," "The
Knowledge Management Chronicles"
(www.tatamcgrawhill.com/digital_solutions/madan); Bangalore, INDIA]
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Robin Hamman MA MPhil