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Title:The Global Development Learning Network (GDLN) and Tertiary Education in Africa: Opportunities and Predicaments of Centralized Knowledge Broadcasting Programs on the World Scale
Author:Assié-Lumumba, N'Dri T.ISNI
Year:2008
Periodical:Perspectives on Global Development and Technology (ISSN 1569-1500)
Volume:7
Issue:3
Pages:231-258
Language:English
Geographic term:Africa
Subject:higher education
Link:https://doi.org/10.1163/156914908X383139
Abstract:In the context of the increasing use of ICTs as a medium for higher education delivery across national borders, the World Bank established the Global Development Learning Network (GDLN). GDLN's official mission was to facilitate rapid and simultaneous dissemination of knowledge to audiences in various socio-geographic spaces and the expansion of the opportunity for tertiary education in developing countries. Using the case of Centre d'Education à Distance de Côte d'Ivoire, one of the GDLN national institutional affiliates in Africa, this study illustrates the agendas of liberalization and globalization through ICTs in spite of the potential for local educational gains.
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