The paper describes an approach to the sustainable introduction of IT in developing countries based on international collaboration between students taking the form of a knowledge bridge. The authors consider the challenges for introducing information technologies in developing countries; one of these is lack of reading materials ultimately leading to lack of reading skills in pupils and poor overall performance.
A theoretical framework for the sustainable introduction of IT is proposed. It comprises the following components:The model of a knowledge bridge;The managerial model of the interactions between key stakeholders; andThe model of impact of a Community Outreach Project (COP) on target schools.
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