Academic journal article International Journal of Education and Development using Information and Communication Technology

Editorial: ICT for Education and Development in Southern Africa

Academic journal article International Journal of Education and Development using Information and Communication Technology

Editorial: ICT for Education and Development in Southern Africa

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Welcome to this very special second issue of the International Journal of Education and Development using Information and Communication Technology (IJEDICT).

IJEDICT is an e-journal that seeks to support the community of researchers and practitioners involved in ICT for education and development, especially in those developing contexts in which people are at risk of "being left behind and being further marginalised" ("Declaration of Principles", WSIS-03/Geneva/Doc/4-E, Principle 10). IJEDICT seeks to provide this support in a variety of ways, including by:

* Providing free and open access to the knowledge contained between its "covers";

* Encouraging collaboration and the sharing of knowledge between researchers, practitioners, and all concerned with ICT for education and development; and in particular,

* Encouraging South-South collaboration and knowledge sharing.

This special issue of IJEDICT, which concerns the application of ICT in education in Southern Africa, is a clear example of how the latter, viz., South-South collaboration and knowledge sharing, can provide the means for local knowledge to become part of a global discourse. …

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