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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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Community and informal learning, and skills development

The mobile learning community has the potential and responsibility to bring informal and community-based learning to the hard-to-reach and those experiencing socio-economic, cultural, and ecological uncertainty. The capabilities of mobile technologies, on their own or blended with other local and sustainable technologies, have opened up avenues for transformational change founded on personal, vocational, cultural, economic, social, and civic improvement of individuals and groups. The exponential growth in mobile penetration and handset ownership across the globe coupled with expanding mobile network coverage, offered by competitive mobile network operators, creates an environment in which the immense potential of mobile learning in overcoming the global learning challenges can be realized.

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