Reform in higher education and the use of information technology : the implications for Africa of U.S. experience in information and communication technologies and higer education
Author(s)/Corporate Author (s)Daly, John A.;
United Nations. Economic Commission for Africa;
United Nations Development Programme;
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This paper is not concerned with people learning about ICTs as part of their overall cultural preparation (although I do think it is important that educated people understand the revolutionary technologies of their times). Rather, it concerns the role of universities in teaching people to use ICTs as part of their professional toolkits. In terms of social and economic development, it is the broader use of ICTs to improve the productivity of government, business and civil society that will pay the largest dividends.