c&d-LEARNING IMPLEMENTATION ARCHITECTURE Adapting e-learning to Developing Countries

Jesus Martinez-Mateo, Susana Munoz-Hernandez, David Perez-Rey

Abstract

From the educational point of view, the most widespread method in developing countries is on-site education. Technical and economic resources cannot support conventional distance learning infrastructures and it is even worse for courses in universities. They usually suffer a lack of qualified faculty staff, especially in technical degrees. The literature suggest that e-learning is a suitable solution for this problem, but its methods are developed attending to educational necessities of the First World and cannot be applied directly to other contexts. The proposed methodology is a variant of traditional e-learning adapted to the needs of developing countries. E-learning for Cooperation and Development (c&d-learning) is oriented to be used for educational institutions without adequate technical or human resources. In this paper we describe the c&d-learning implementation architecture based on three main phases: hardware, communication and software; e.g. computer and technical equipping, internet accessing and e-learning platform adaptation. Proper adaptation of educational contents to c&d-learning is discussed and a real case of application in which the authors are involved is described: the Ngozi University at Burundi.

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Martinez-Mateo J., Munoz-Hernandez S. and Perez-Rey D. (2009). c&d-LEARNING IMPLEMENTATION ARCHITECTURE Adapting e-learning to Developing Countries . In Proceedings of the First International Conference on Computer Supported Education - Volume 1: CSEDU, ISBN 978-989-8111-82-1, pages 89-96. DOI: 10.5220/0001976900890096


in Bibtex Style

@conference{csedu09,
author={Jesus Martinez-Mateo and Susana Munoz-Hernandez and David Perez-Rey},
title={c&d-LEARNING IMPLEMENTATION ARCHITECTURE Adapting e-learning to Developing Countries},
booktitle={Proceedings of the First International Conference on Computer Supported Education - Volume 1: CSEDU,},
year={2009},
pages={89-96},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0001976900890096},
isbn={978-989-8111-82-1},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF
JO - Proceedings of the First International Conference on Computer Supported Education - Volume 1: CSEDU,
TI - c&d-LEARNING IMPLEMENTATION ARCHITECTURE Adapting e-learning to Developing Countries
SN - 978-989-8111-82-1
AU - Martinez-Mateo J.
AU - Munoz-Hernandez S.
AU - Perez-Rey D.
PY - 2009
SP - 89
EP - 96
DO - 10.5220/0001976900890096