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IJSTR >> Volume 4 - Issue 2, February 2015 Edition

International Journal of Scientific & Technology Research  
International Journal of Scientific & Technology Research

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ISSN 2277-8616

A Study Of Elearning Implementation Readiness In Togolese Higher Education Institutes (HEI(S))

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Djeri Memene, Pete Simmons



Index Terms: Africa, Communication, eLearning, CT Implementation, Internet, Institutes Readiness



Abstract: Global communications and online technology are dramatically increasing opportunities for institutions and organizations in the world. With the spread of Information Communication and Technology (ICT) infrastructure and cellular telephony in Africa, institutions of higher education, organizations, and communities will increasingly rely on information and communications technologies for efficiency and higher performance in their activities. In this study the modified Center for International Development (CID)’s Readiness for the Networked World survey, published by Harvard University in 2000, as a guide for developing countries [2] was used to assess Togolese Higher Education Intuitions’ ICT implementation readiness regarding (a) physical infrastructure (high bandwidth, reliability); (b) integrated current ICT skills and technology capabilities throughout schools and institutions; (c) a commitment to universal access; and (d) security and policies. Each information technology category was scored on whether the surveyed Togo higher educational institutions were at the Implementation and Integration Stage (100%), defined by full access usage, management and understanding of the complexity of IT implications including security and policy; the Development Stage (75%), how far through the implementation has progressed and how much further development may still be required; the Enhancement Stage (50%), the technical skills, technology capabilities and processes of the implementation



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[2] Center for International Development, Harvard University; IBM / Center for International Development (CID), Harvard University, 2000. Retrieved September 3, 2004, from http://www.eldis.org/static/DOC7725.htm.

[3] LaRoque, N. & Latham, M. (2003). The promise of eLearning in Africa: The potential for public-private partnerships. Retrieved August 5, 2005 from http://www.businessofgovernment.org/pdfs/LaRocqueReport.pdf