How Information and Communications Technologies (ICT) impact on trends and future educational innovations: the implications for higher education in Africa and the RUFORUM Network

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Developments in information and communication technologies (ICT) continue to impact on how universities approach teaching, learning, collaboration, and research. ICT can help universities do their business more effectively and efficiently – by changing how teaching, learning and research are done to increase access, reduce costs and expedite degree completion. But ICT is not an end unto itself; rather it is a tool to accomplish a set of objectives. This paper discusses educational innovation in ICT and its potential to influence how African universities, especially the RUFORUM Network, can meet their mission.1 The paper summarizes the e-readiness status of the RUFORUM network,2 provides a definition for educational innovation, offers a few noteworthy trends and innovations, and assesses the implications for African universities.
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2014
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Africa Wide
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RUFORUM Conferences and Workshops
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Web resource
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