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ICT human development in an African university: the conception and implementation of the University of Botswana skills-based ICT education and training programme.

Ojo, Sunday O.

Abstract:
This paper reports on the experience at the University of Botswana in the conception and implementation of an ICT human development programme. The programme goal is to equip students with necessary ICT knowledge and skills to enhance their capacity for e-learning adoption readiness for the digital world of work in future. The national and institutional context and needs for the programme are presented. The operational, contextual and strategic challenges being grappled with and how they are being addressed, are discussed. Various lessons learnt are presented. The paper stresses the indispensable role of the universities in ICT human development. It advocates the need to adopt an inclusive and holistic approach in playing this role.

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Chapter Title: ICT human development in an African university: the conception and implementation of the University of Botswana skills-based ICT education and training programme.
Book Title: Universities: taking a leading role in ICT enabled human development.
Edited by: F.F. Tusubira & Nora K. Mulira
City: Kampala, Uganda
Publisher: Phanton Solutions
No. of Pages: 98 - 106


Date:2005
Document Type:Chapter in Book (Peer Reviewed)
Subject Area:Teaching and Learning
Country:Botswana
Keywords:Curriculum Development, Curriculum, Information & Communication Technology ICT, Human Resources Development HRD, Skills Development, Skills Training, Skills, University of Botswana


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Rights:Permission granted by editors
Date Added:21 August 2008


Ojo, Sunday O.(2005) ICT human development in an African university: the conception and implementation of the University of Botswana skills-based ICT education and training programme.In F.F.Tusubira and Nora K. Mulira (eds) Universities: taking a leading role in ICT enabled human development.Kampala, Uganda: Phanton Solutions. pp.98-106.

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