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Wayne Mackintosh

In: Global Perspectives on E-Learning: Rhetoric and Reality

Chapter Thirteen: Can you Lead from Behind?: Critical Reflections on the Rhetoric of E-Learning, Open Distance Learning, and ICTs for Development in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA)

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Can you Lead from Behind?: Critical Reflections on the Rhetoric of E-Learning, Open Distance Learning, and ICTs for Development in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA)
Can you lead from behind?: Critical reflections on the rhetoric of e-learning, open distance learning, and ICTs for development in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA)
WayneMackintosh

You cannot be part of the global village by just sitting and waiting to be ‘globalized’ … We want to be the globalizers.

—Massingue, cited in Useem, 1999, p. A52

Africa faces challenges of immense proportion and complexity when moving into technology-mediated learning. Paradoxically, however, the potential of digital information and communication technologies (ICTs) offers unprecedented opportunities to begin confronting the challenges of access, cost, and quality associated with the higher education crisis on the Continent. The aim of this chapter is ...

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