Case Studies of Educational Technologies Deployment and Initiatives
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This chapter presents some sample case studies of educational technology transfers from the global North or Western countries to Sub-Saharan Africa—the three cases in question are the Negroponte’s One Laptop per Child (OLPC), Intel’s Classmates, and Samsung’s Digital Village. The chapter also evaluates to what extent these projects have fulfilled the goals for which they were introduced and provides ways to improve those ideas and projects in line with the thesis of this book. Greater focus was accorded the OLPC project for it consisted the focus of the author’s dissertation research in 2010. Detailed result of the 2010 study at Kanda IV primary school in Accra, Ghana and the LEA Galadima School in Gwarimpa, Abuja, Nigeria, was presented.
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