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ICT policies and strategies in higher education in South Africa: national and institutional pathways

Cross, Michael; Adam, Fatima

Abstract:
This paper focuses on policy initiatives and strategies used to promote the use of information and communication technologies (ICTs) in higher education in South Africa. It explores a wider international outlook and current debates in South Africa to map out an emerging South African perspective concerning the integration of ICT in higher education. It also provides a brief survey of key policy developments on e-education in general to contextualize the use of ICTs. In doing so, the paper addresses the following questions: What general goals do policy makers in South Africa express in national policy documents for the integration of ICT in the education system? What is the role of government regarding the use of ICT in higher education? What policies and strategies for ICT do leaders of South African higher education institutions develop? How do South African national priorities and higher education institutional strategies match?

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Document Title: ICT policies and strategies in higher education in South Africa: national and institutional pathways
Journal: Higher Education Policy
Volume: 20
Issue: 1
No. of Pages: 73-95


Document Type:Journal Article (Peer Reviewed)
Subject Area:Teaching and Learning
Country:South Africa
Keywords:Information & Communication Technology ICT, Higher Education, South Africa, Higher Education Policy


File Size:173 KB
Rights:This is the author's post print.
Date Added:23 April 2008


Cross, Michael; Adam, Fatima (2007). ICT policies and strategies in higher education in South Africa: national and institutional pathways, Higher Education Policy 20(1): 73-95

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