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Pages: 3550-3559
Publication year: 2011
ISBN: 978-84-614-7423-3
ISSN: 2340-1079

Conference name: 5th International Technology, Education and Development Conference
Dates: 7-9 March, 2011
Location: Valencia, Spain

PARTNERSHIP IN STRATEGIC POSITIONING FOR E-LEARNING IMPLEMENTATION

I. Awidi, M. Cooper, J. Pagram

Edith Cowan University (AUSTRALIA)
E-learning has been identified, and now is an important factor in higher education delivery. Though African universities have identified the need, and are employing various means in achieving the full potential to increase access to higher education, the major limitation has been a dependable infrastructure. Current partnerships have not built robust infrastructure that can sustain the e-learning programmes. The focus of most of the partnership programmes is capacity building. This paper investigates the attempt of the University of Ghana to achieve, an e-learning goal through the building of ICT infrastructure. Issues considered include, the nature of partnership, management approach, effects of partnership, and lessons learnt from the partnership. From the findings, it is opined that, the strategic approach for ICT challenged environment to implement e-learning successfully, is to partner strategically with ICT rich institutions which has the resources. From the partnership, the challenged environments, will not only build the infrastructure, but also build capacity, and create jobs for ICT personnel. African universities may partner ICT rich institutions, and take ownership of the infrastructure. This may promote more future collaboration and partnership in higher education delivery. For electricity power stability, the universities may start experimenting the use of Solar Energy, and other alternative energy resources. In conclusion it is recommended that, cultural and IT leadership issues that may affect the sustenance and maintenance of the infrastructure for long-term use should be well addressed by management.
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author = {Awidi, I. and Cooper, M. and Pagram, J.},
title = {PARTNERSHIP IN STRATEGIC POSITIONING FOR E-LEARNING IMPLEMENTATION},
series = {5th International Technology, Education and Development Conference},
booktitle = {INTED2011 Proceedings},
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month = {7-9 March, 2011},
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I. Awidi, M. Cooper, J. Pagram (2011) PARTNERSHIP IN STRATEGIC POSITIONING FOR E-LEARNING IMPLEMENTATION, INTED2011 Proceedings, pp. 3550-3559.
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