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Adapting e-learning facilities to serve the rural communities in South Africa: the case of the Soshanguve community
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, , Tshwane University of Technology, South Africa

E-Learn: World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education, in Vancouver, Canada ISBN 978-1-880094-76-1 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), San Diego, CA

Abstract

This study uses a case study methodology of interpretive research paradigm to address the adaptation of e-learning facilities in South African cities to serve the rural communities. While South Africa seems to be a leading country on the use Internet-based services in Africa, much of the technological progress made is concentrated in the cities. For the rural community to benefit from e-learning, then e-learning should be efficient and most importantly sustainable. An important solution in this regard involves the use of OSS. Furthermore, more responsibilities lie with the government, communities, schools and even individuals. As the people rise up to the need for education, competences, challenges and embrace small opportunities rather than waiting for big sponsorships, the road to effective e-learning in the community becomes wider. We provide insights into ways in which the benefits of e-learning in the cities can be felt in the rural communities.

Citation

Dehinbo, J. & Odunaike, S. (2009). Adapting e-learning facilities to serve the rural communities in South Africa: the case of the Soshanguve community. In T. Bastiaens, J. Dron & C. Xin (Eds.), Proceedings of E-Learn 2009--World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education (pp. 2522-2528). Vancouver, Canada: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved November 13, 2019 from .

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