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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.

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Lifelong learning

In this article, the importance of lifelong learning will be explored, and in particular, the ways in which hand-held digital communication devices can be used as effective ways for adults to learn. Mobile Learning offers some very significant potential benefits to adult learners. Our challenge is to ensure that, educators, policy makers and learners themselves can all play their parts in ensuring that these new ways of learning really do make a positive difference to people’s personal and professional lives.

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