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Mobile phone technology and its possible future application in the field of education in Kenya

Author: Jan Bezuidenhout
Organisation: Jan Bezuidenhout
Publish Date: 29 July 2011
Country: Kenya
Sector: Technology
Method: Scenarios
Theme: Futures
Type: Other publication
Language: English
Tags: Technology, Futures, Education, Kenya, Environmental scan, Scenarios

The majority of effort with regards to information and communication technology in lesser developed countries will inevitably focus on decreasing the digital divide with more developed countries. The rapid increase in the usage of mobile phones on the continent, wireless networks and the convergence of mobile phones into mini computing devices, such as I-phones and operating systems such as android, provide an ideal opportunity in this endeavour. This prompted the question of what role mobile phone technology, along with other enabling technologies will or could play in a crucial field such as education?

To provide additional context and focus, a specific country with unique conditions, Kenya, was chosen. The original reason for selecting Kenya was a selfish one. The writer of this assignment is also currently busy with a research report on the future of local government in Kenya and selecting Kenya for the technology research report would contribute to the outcome of both. As the literature were reviewed it became clear that Kenya could actually provide a close to ideal setting for M-learning and therefore a very relevant selection amongst other countries in Africa. Additional information will be provided during the course of this assignment.
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