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What is Internet Penetration Rate

Handbook of Research on Electronic Collaboration and Organizational Synergy
The Internet Penetration Rate corresponds to the percentage of the total population of a given country or region that uses the Internet. The IWS defines an Internet user as anyone currently in capacity to use the Internet: (1) The person must have available access to an Internet connection point, and (2) The person must have the basic knowledge required to use web technology (Internet World Stats: Usage and Population Statistics,
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Experiences in Collaboration in Distance Education from the Caribbean, Looking Beyond Electronic
Christine Marrett (University of the West Indies, Open Campus, Jamaica)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-60566-106-3.ch005
Information communication technologies (ICTs) have facilitated institutional collaboration in distance education. Based on the study, Institutional collaboration in distance education at the tertiary level in the small, developing countries of the Commonwealth Caribbean: To what extent does it enhance human resource development? (Marrett, 2006), the author examines the experiences in the Caribbean between 1982 and 2002. She explores not only the role played by ICTs, but also some of the issues that arise beyond those presented by the technology, highlighting aspects that need attention in order to ensure successful institutional collaboration in tertiary education, and makes recommendations to overcome the challenges.
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