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Using e-Learning to Bridge the Global Digital Divide: Successes and Challenges from the International Field
PROCEEDINGS

, Digital Opportunity Trust, Canada

E-Learn: World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education, in Washington, DC, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-54-9 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), San Diego, CA

Abstract

Millions of dollars are invested globally to bridge the digital divide. However, lasting learning will only result when people apply technology for social and economic benefits. These circumstances create opportunities for unique learning programs based on leading edge research and technology integration. Global NetCorps (GNC) is designed to help people in developing countries make a connection between technology and their lives. Young leaders in these countries (GNC Interns) are recruited to work with local community members to build technological fluency. Including e-learning and F2F elements, the GNC learning curriculum has two focal points: the Interns and the community participants. The program has yielded a rich array of key learnings associated with introducing e-learning in developing countries and provides a backdrop for dialogue on tackling e-learning projects with international mandates, including social and cultural considerations and emergent design approaches.

Citation

Thompson, T.L. (2004). Using e-Learning to Bridge the Global Digital Divide: Successes and Challenges from the International Field. In J. Nall & R. Robson (Eds.), Proceedings of E-Learn 2004--World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education (pp. 989-993). Washington, DC, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved November 13, 2019 from .

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