Session: Transforming Higher Education through Broadband– Maximizing the Opportunities

Time: 
Wed, 2011-09-28 09:00 - 10:30

Concise Description:
Maximizing the value and impact of broadband on education, and in particular higher education, is a fundamentally important issue for the next generation of any country or region. Broadband access,and the opportunities for the youth and the next generations, are an essential element of the future of the information and knowledge society as well as national economic and social development. The recent landings of undersea cables and investment in fiber and wireless broadband infrastructures position the East Africa region well to lead in transforming higher education and research institutions through broadband and fixed and mobile access to the Internet.
This workshop will build on the East Africa ICT & Higher Education Symposium, held 28-29 June 2010 in Kampala, Uganda. That multistakeholder event, the first of its kind, brought together representatives from five East African governments, universities, industry, non-governmental organizations and other ICT and educational and research experts. In line with the IGF 2011 theme of “Internet as a catalyst for change: access, development, freedoms and innovation”, this workshop will focus on the changes anticipated in higher education, the experiences to date including challenges faced and opportunities learned. The workshop will also seek to identify and address practical issues and opportunities universities face as they ready themselves to take full advantage of broadband connectivity.

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VRadunovic (Vladimir Radunovic)

#igf11 #188 transforming the education: need to change the culture of (senior) educators to start using online education

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polyblog (Polyology)

In expanding Open Access to scholarly literature - it is important to draw on recent graduates and young academics #igf11 #188

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tadtel (Taylor Reynolds)

RT @polyblog: "These things work": rural school normally took 2 students to university, given computers & 2 years later took 15 #igf11 #188

2 years 42 weeks ago

igfag (IGF 2011 Aggregator)

RT @imoore_CGIAR: Dr Ndemo tell lectures not to wait for vice chancellors to put their learning materials online #igf11 #188

2 years 42 weeks ago

polyblog (Polyology)

"These things work": a rural school which normally took 2 students to university, was given computers and 2 years later took 15 #igf11 #188

2 years 42 weeks ago