Digital Learning Challenges and Innovations for Sustainable Education in Developing Countries: Issues of Policy and Practice

J Uhomoibhi, Linda Hooper

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Abstract

Social lnnovation (SI) as well as digitally developed SI are playing a
critical role globally in solving complex contemporary social
challenges and are gaining popularity in developing countries. This
study defines SI as the development and delivery of new ideas and
solutions (products, services, models, markets, processes) at
different socio-structural levels that intentionally seek to change
power relations and improve human capabilities as well as the
processes by which these solutions are executed. SI has become
influential in practice, scholarship and policy as the conceptual basis
for organisations, from grassroots movements to Social
Development Goals (SDGs) and the European Union strategy. In
developing countries such as Kenya, SI come in many guises, at the
core of which lies the application of digital solutions to resolve
emerging social problems. The application of digitised solutions
requires the development of ICT literacy in the form of e- learning
so as to enable the development of 21st century skills. Discourses on
ICT integrating in development has been going on for over 30 years
and with this comes the need for applicable and sustainable elearning
targeted at various groups.
Original languageEnglish
Pages103-116
Number of pages14
Publication statusPublished - 16 Apr 2019
EventINSPIRE XXIV, Twenty-fourth International Conference on Software Process Improvement Research, Education and Training : Global Connectivity and Learning Across the Nations - Solent University, Southampton, United Kingdom
Duration: 15 Apr 201916 Apr 2019
Conference number: 24
https://www.bcs.org/events/2019/april/sqm-inspire-annual-conference-2019-quality-specialist-group/

Conference

ConferenceINSPIRE XXIV, Twenty-fourth International Conference on Software Process Improvement Research, Education and Training
Abbreviated titleINSPIRE 2019
CountryUnited Kingdom
CitySouthampton
Period15/04/1916/04/19
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Keywords

  • ICT policy
  • e-learning
  • digital leaming
  • Education
  • Developing countries

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    Uhomoibhi, J., & Hooper, L. (2019). Digital Learning Challenges and Innovations for Sustainable Education in Developing Countries: Issues of Policy and Practice. 103-116. Paper presented at INSPIRE XXIV, Twenty-fourth International Conference on Software Process Improvement Research, Education and Training , Southampton, United Kingdom.