Educational digital technologies in developing countries challenge third party providers

Don PASSEY, Thérèse LAFERRIÈRE, Manal Yazbak-Abu AHMAD, Miron Kumar BHOWMIK, Diana GROSS, Janet PRICE, Paul RESTA, Miri SHONFELD

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Abstract

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. Copyright © 2016 Journal of Educational Technology & Society.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)121-133
JournalEducational Technology & Society
Volume19
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2016

Citation

Passey, D., Laferrière, T., Ahmad, M. Y.-A., Bhowmik, M., Gross, D., Price, J., . . . Shonfeld, M. (2016). Educational digital technologies in developing countries challenge third party providers. Educational Technology & Society, 19(3), 121-133.

Keywords

  • Educational equity
  • Digital sustainability
  • Long-term implementation
  • Developing countries
  • Gaps and challenges

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