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The Dreams Plan: a blupoint strategy for e-education provision in South Africa

The Dreams Plan: a blupoint strategy for e-education provision in South Africa
The Dreams Plan: a blupoint strategy for e-education provision in South Africa
Since 2004, the government of South Africa has issued a number of white papers calling for the development of a national e-education strategy. A recent study published in this journal (Mooketsi & Chigona, 2014) suggests that the current e-education strategy is not working for many communities in South Africa. This paper presents an alternative e-education strategy for South Africa known as the DREAMs plan (Digital Resources for Education And Mobility). The DREAMs plan proposes the following three conjectures. First, offline platforms are more important than online platforms for building a sustainable SA e-education strategy. Second, mobile technologies are more important than non-mobile technologies for building a sustainable SA e-education strategy. Third, sideloading cultures are more important than downloading cultures for building a sustainable SA e-education strategy. The paper finishes with some final thoughts on the place of dreaming and dreamers in the wider development agenda.
BluPoint, DREAMs plan, e-education, mobile technologies, offline platforms, sideloading, south africa
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Walls, Eamonn
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Santer, Mike
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Wills, Gary
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Vass, Jeff
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Walls, Eamonn
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Santer, Mike
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Wills, Gary
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Vass, Jeff
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Walls, Eamonn, Santer, Mike, Wills, Gary and Vass, Jeff (2015) The Dreams Plan: a blupoint strategy for e-education provision in South Africa. The Electronic Journal of Information Systems in Developing Countries, 70 (7), 1-24.

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Abstract

Since 2004, the government of South Africa has issued a number of white papers calling for the development of a national e-education strategy. A recent study published in this journal (Mooketsi & Chigona, 2014) suggests that the current e-education strategy is not working for many communities in South Africa. This paper presents an alternative e-education strategy for South Africa known as the DREAMs plan (Digital Resources for Education And Mobility). The DREAMs plan proposes the following three conjectures. First, offline platforms are more important than online platforms for building a sustainable SA e-education strategy. Second, mobile technologies are more important than non-mobile technologies for building a sustainable SA e-education strategy. Third, sideloading cultures are more important than downloading cultures for building a sustainable SA e-education strategy. The paper finishes with some final thoughts on the place of dreaming and dreamers in the wider development agenda.

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Accepted/In Press date: 1 September 2015
Published date: 2015
Keywords: BluPoint, DREAMs plan, e-education, mobile technologies, offline platforms, sideloading, south africa
Organisations: Electronics & Computer Science, Social Sciences

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Local EPrints ID: 388029
URI: https://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/388029
PURE UUID: afb5045e-b499-416f-973c-13f3ab8d628e
ORCID for Gary Wills: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0001-5771-4088

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Date deposited: 18 Feb 2016 11:05
Last modified: 06 Jun 2018 13:03

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