Challenges Facing IT in Educational institutions in Uganda.
Mahmoud Abaza, Athabasca University, Canada ; Geoffrey Frank Olet, University of Liverpool, United Kingdom
EdMedia + Innovate Learning, in Denver, Colorado, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-95-2 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC
Developing countries have many daunting challenges that can threaten the placement of education development on the national priority. In Uganda crucial information that would help formulate education policy is not captured at “the source” in appropriate formats. IT projects, can go horribly wrong and cost significant amounts of money. If Uganda is to navigate the minefield of IT implementation failures and find a way to harness the power of IT for education management, it has to first identify and understand the underlying reasons for its low use. This paper summarizes the findings of a research undertaken to find those reasons and propose an appropriate IT solution for information management. The researchers find that a deeper understanding and appreciation of the underlying causes that limit the use of IT in education administration better positions the Government of Uganda to adjust education information management strategies to effectively deliver education.
Abaza, M. & Olet, G.F. (2012). Challenges Facing IT in Educational institutions in Uganda. In T. Amiel & B. Wilson (Eds.), Proceedings of EdMedia 2012--World Conference on Educational Media and Technology (pp. 90-94). Denver, Colorado, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).
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