Developing countries in the e-learning era

By Christian Depover & François Orivel

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In addition to reducing geographical isolation, distance education, thanks to its more favourable cost structure, allows the monitoring of social and economic remoteness. It may thus have much to offer for developing countries.


Digital technologies not only bring remote populations closer, they also permit the development of adapted and diversified pedagogical models, with an economic approach aiming at more than just economies of scale.


In this book, Christian Depover and François Orivel examine some of the ways developing countries – in particular on the African continent, where needs often exceed resources – might benefit from distance education. The authors give particular attention to the development of higher education, its quality, productivity, and cost control.

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