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Title:ICT integration in Botswana secondary schools: digital divide factor and implications for information literacy
Authors:Mutula, Stephen M.ISNI
Mutula, Dorah L.ISNI
Year:2007
Periodical:African Journal of Library, Archives and Information Science
Volume:17
Issue:2
Pages:125-134
Language:English
Geographic term:Botswana
Subjects:information technology
secondary education
Abstract:The intent to use ICT in education is well articulated in Botswana's national development strategy, Vision 2016. However, several barriers are affecting the government's efforts to integrate ICT in the secondary school system and are impacting negatively on information literacy in Botswana. Most of the barriers are associated with lack of skills to resolve technical problems, costs associated with ICT implementation, lack of access to ICT equipment as a result of organizational factors such as restrictions on using the computer room, lack of technical, administrative and institutional support, and lack of training differentiated according to teachers' existing ICT skill levels. Infrastructure, especially telephone, PC penetration, Internet connectivity and electricity, are crucial in bridging the digital divide. Multipronged approaches to address the digital divide barrier in secondary education in Botswana are critical in order to improve information literacy among learners. Bibliogr., sum. [ASC Leiden abstract]
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