Schools in developing countries are beginning to get computers and
access to the Internet. They are using them in teaching and
administration; learners also use them to become computer and Internet
literate. Resulting from an evaluation commissioned by Sida, this
infobrief draws on the SchoolNet Namibia approach and its achievements.
It suggests that programmes like this should give priority to the
provision of affordable access using open platforms, pay attention to
longer term cost of ownership issues, leverage change through
partnerships, work closely with governments, involve school principals
and teachers, and seek to ensure that necessary capacities are developed
in schools themselves.
This infobrief was prepared as part of a review of SchoolNet Namibia
commissioned by the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency
(Sida). The full evaluation report is available here.
Infobrief 2, INASP, Oxford, UK, ISBN 978-1-902928-25-8, 4 pp.
Empowering Youth and Connecting Schools: Lessons from the SchoolNet Namibia approach