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Information and Communications Technology Policy in South Africa Brings Light at the End of the Tunnel for E-Learning
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, University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa

Global Learn, in Penang, Malaysia ISBN 978-1-880094-79-2 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE)

Abstract

Since the advent of a democratic dispensation in South Africa in 1994, the government has been focusing on the role of Information and Communications Technology (ICT) in the developmental, social, economic and academic spheres. It is on this premise that the government has embarked on improving the ICT policy landscape. One of the priorities emphasised in the ICT policy is the provision of broadband to the wider society, including poorer communities. A major tenet of this paper is that aspects of ICT policy can contribute significantly to the provision and adoption of e-learning in educational institutions, including the self-provision of Value Added Network Services; undersea broadband cables; establishment of the broadband Infraco; local loop unbundling; regulation of cellphone termination; broadcasting digital migration; the provision of broadband services by local and provincial government; and the potential role of broadband in the provision of quality education.

Citation

Dagada, R. (2010). Information and Communications Technology Policy in South Africa Brings Light at the End of the Tunnel for E-Learning. In Z. Abas, I. Jung & J. Luca (Eds.), Proceedings of Global Learn Asia Pacific 2010--Global Conference on Learning and Technology (pp. 680-686). Penang, Malaysia: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved May 26, 2019 from .

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