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The promise of e-learning in Africa: the potential for public-private partnerships

La Rocque, Norman; Latham, Michael

Abstract:
The report is based on the premise that e-learning is now a viable tool for addressing the significant education challenge in Africa. The report argues that adopting e-learning in Africa will increase education access and quality, as well as lower education cost. There are now an increasing number of success stories with e-Learning throughout the African continent. This report describes models and approaches of public-private education partnerships that are now in place. While e- learning is not a cure for all the problems related to education in Africa, it is clearly a tool that now must be taken into serious consideration by policy makers and donors. Introducing e-learning technologies in primary, secondary, and higher education in Africa will clearly present many challenges. Thus, partnerships with the private sector will be an essential part of any strategy to bring e-Learning into Africa in a systematic and costeffective way. There is now considerable potential for expanding public-private partnership activities in e-Learning, including the delivery of services, private finance initiatives, demand-side initiatives, and strategic partnerships.

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Title of Paper: The promise of e-learning in Africa: the potential for public-private partnerships
City: Washington DC, U.S.A.


Date:2003
Document Type:Paper
Subject Area:Teaching and Learning
Country:African Continent
Keywords:E Learning, Developing countries, Public Sector, Private Sector, Partnerships


File Size:852 KB
Rights:Permission to use this paper was granted by the authors.
Date Added:17 September 2007


La Rocque, Norman; Latham, Michael (2003). The promise of e-learning in Africa: the potential for public-private partnerships, IBM Endowment for Business of Government.