A case for using ICT in distance learning to empower non-traditional students in a third world nation

Willie K. Ofosu, Olivia A. Kwapong

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Abstract

National development is a primary objective of all developing nations. For the development process to occur, the nation in question has to ensure that certain needs are met, and education ranks among the top priorities as it underpins all needs. In many third world nations, education at the tertiary level usually takes place in universities in selected urban centers and mostly for traditional students. This is viewed as inadequate and efforts are being made to extend university education to other centers with the hope of involving more people in the non-traditional sector in the education process. University of Ghana has adopted this and has extended their service to mature and non-traditional students. By employing information and communication technology (ICT), these students will be able to participate in the education process from their homes. This paper describes how Ghanaians view this technology and may use it to empower non-traditional students in their effort to improve the level of education in the country which will lead to the advantage of sustained development in the country.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2011 3rd International Congress on Engineering Education
Subtitle of host publicationRethinking Engineering Education, The Way Forward, ICEED 2011
Pages119-124
Number of pages6
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2011
Event2011 3rd International Congress on Engineering Education: Rethinking Engineering Education, The Way Forward, ICEED 2011 - Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Duration: Dec 7 2011Dec 8 2011

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Name2011 3rd International Congress on Engineering Education: Rethinking Engineering Education, The Way Forward, ICEED 2011

Other

Other2011 3rd International Congress on Engineering Education: Rethinking Engineering Education, The Way Forward, ICEED 2011
CountryMalaysia
CityKuala Lumpur
Period12/7/1112/8/11

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Education

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    Ofosu, W. K., & Kwapong, O. A. (2011). A case for using ICT in distance learning to empower non-traditional students in a third world nation. In 2011 3rd International Congress on Engineering Education: Rethinking Engineering Education, The Way Forward, ICEED 2011 (pp. 119-124). [6235372] (2011 3rd International Congress on Engineering Education: Rethinking Engineering Education, The Way Forward, ICEED 2011). https://doi.org/10.1109/ICEED.2011.6235372