From the introduction:
"Education systems are under the spotlight worldwide today. Many countries are grappling with significant development challenges, such as meeting UNESCO’s “Education for All” goals, as well as other social objectives. The information age is creating economic pressure for countries to develop into knowledge societies in order to become or remain internationally competitive in a global economy."
The African SchoolNet Toolkit Part 1: ICTs in Education and SchoolNets provides an overview of SchoolNets - what they, where they are located, what they do and what makes for success.
The African SchoolNet Toolkit Part 2: Planning SchoolNet Programmes contains lots of very practical advice, including information on: hardware, software, power supply issues, internet services, training, help desks, and illustrates this with actual African examples.
Toolkit Part 1 (1.2 MB - PDF document)
Toolkit Part 2 (1.1 MB - PDF document)
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