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Educational digital technologies in developing countries challenge third party providers


Passey, D and Laferriere, T and Ahmad, MY-A and Bhowmik, M and Gross, D and Price, J and Resta, P and Shonfeld, M, Educational digital technologies in developing countries challenge third party providers, Educational Technology & Society, 19, (3) pp. 121-133. ISSN 1176-3647 (2016) [Refereed Article]


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In this conceptual paper, we consider issues and challenges of third party and governmental organisations in planning and implementing access to and uses of digital technologies for learning and teaching in developing countries. We consider failures and weaknesses in the planning and implementation processes highlighted by research in developed countries (as well as successes supporting implementation). We problematise these issues and challenges, conceptualise them in order to focus on longer-term rather than shorter-term ones, and offer new alternative models and ways of conceiving these practices for future sustainability.

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Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:educational equity, digital sustainability, long-term implementation, developing countries, gaps and challenges
Research Division:Education
Research Group:Specialist studies in education
Research Field:Educational administration, management and leadership
Objective Division:Education and Training
Objective Group:Schools and learning environments
Objective Field:Policies and development
UTAS Author:Price, J (Ms Janet Price)
ID Code:110250
Year Published:2016
Web of Science® Times Cited:11
Deposited By:Education
Deposited On:2016-07-21
Last Modified:2017-06-07
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