Using ICT to Enable Emancipatory Learning

Using ICT to Enable Emancipatory Learning

Wal Taylor (Capetown University of Technology, South Africa), John Dekkers (Central Queensland University, Australia) and Stewart Marshall (The University of the West Indies, Barbados)
Copyright: © 2005 |Pages: 6
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59140-555-9.ch298
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Abstract

The use of information and communication technology (ICT) has had an important role in enhancing the nature and quality of student learning experiences through open learning (OL) and distance education (DE). It has also enabled providers to introduce support and delivery, and administrative systems to improve efficiency and effectiveness of all these aspects. The issues, problems and potential benefits of the use of OL and DE have been the themes of recent conferences and other national forums, and is well documented in the research literature that abound. From the foregoing information sources, an aspect that still is not well addressed is appropriate models that take in account the specific needs and demands of the students at the local level, as well as using ICT.

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