[LINK] Education on-line for development

Tom Worthington tom.worthington at tomw.net.au
Tue Sep 27 09:02:09 AEST 2011

I will be talking about "Education on-line for development" at the The 
Sixth Annual United Nations Internet Governance Forum ANU Remote Hub, 
Australian National University in Canberra, 3pm, 29 September 2011: 

"The United Nations Internet Governance Forum 2011 is considering how to 
provide access to knowledge and content via the Internet in developing 
countries, for education and development. The main obstacle to access to 
knowledge and content on-line in both developed and developing countries 
is education. A bootstrap process can be used, where existing Internet 
access is used to provide better education, which then stimulates 
economic development and makes faster Internet access affordable.

The Internet was introduced to the government, community and business 
sectors in developed nations by the education sector and this process 
can be actively supported in developing nations. An example of how 
education can be provided on-line at low cost to help development is the 
work being done on ICT Sustainability. Using open access course content 
and open source software, professionals are being educated online to 
improve government and industry energy energy efficiency, in a way which 
allows for disabilities and multilingualism."

From: "Education on-line for development": 

Comments, corrections and additions welcome.

Tom Worthington FACS CP HLM, TomW Communications Pty Ltd. t: 0419496150
PO Box 13, Belconnen ACT 2617, Australia  http://www.tomw.net.au
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Adjunct Senior Lecturer, Research School of Computer Science,
Australian National University http://cs.anu.edu.au/courses/COMP7310/

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