Capacity Building in a Changing ICT Environment 2017

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This publication "Capacity Building in a Changing ICT Environment" puts together scholarly articles with a focus on the human and institutional aspects of capacity building in the telecommunications/ICT sector. It covers a wide range of ICT topics that may affect people and their skills development. The first issue of this publication focuses on mobile technologies for skills development and lifelong learning. It features the work of an international team of experts, tackling the issues in an analytical, critical and conceptual fashion. The articles in this issue explore the increasing power of mobile devices in bringing the benefits of ICTs to more people worldwide. They are a contribution to the current discussions on the educational applications of mobile technologies and their potential to enhance and facilitate lifelong learning and skills development.




The first issue of this publication advocates and explores the increased use of mobile technologies to deliver, enhance and support informal learning and skills development with, for and amongst disenfranchised and disadvantaged people in the developing world. In a rapidly emerging and rapidly changing field, the focus on skills development and lifelong learning is however sometimes only implicit amongst the flurry of other mobile learning activities. The articles of this publication document different aspects of this work and make recommendations. This introduction looks at the bigger picture, the historical and conceptual frameworks.


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