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Title: Academics’ ICT capabilities in a new educational paradigm in developing countries: A capability approach
Other Titles: Enterprise Resource Planning Models for the Education Sector: Applications and Methodologies
Authors: Chigona, Agnes 
Dagada, R 
Keywords: Education Sector
Issue Date: 2013
Abstract: Tertiary institutions in the developing countries are investing a lot in equipping their institutions with Information Communication Technologies (ICT) for teaching and learning. However, there is still a low adoption rate in the use of the new technologies among many academics in these countries. This chapter aims at analysing the factors that impact on the academics’ effective use of ICTs for teaching and learning in the new education paradigm. Sen’s Capability Approach was used as a conceptual lens to examine the academics’ phenomena. Data was collected through in-depth interviews. The analysis of the findings has shown that individual, social, and environmental factors are preventing some academics from realising their potential capabilities from using the new technologies. It is recommended, therefore, that institutions in the developing countries should look into, and deal with accordingly, the conversion factors that are impacting on the academics’ capabilities when utilising the new technologies.
ISBN: ISBN 978-1-4666-2193-0
Appears in Collections:Edu - Books / Book Chapters

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