ISBN 9789351501893,Approach of ICT in Education for Rural Development: Good Practices from Developing Countries

Approach of ICT in Education for Rural Development: Good Practices from Developing Countries



Sage Publications India Pvt Ltd.

Publication Year 2015

ISBN 9789351501893

ISBN-10 9351501892


Number of Pages 624 Pages
Language (English)


An all-comprehensive study on the importance of ICT in rural education
There are many challenges faced in effective Information and Communication Technology (ICT) implementation for rural development. This book contains policy recommendations to help drive and stimulate innovation and creativity through ICT use and reduce the digital divide and social exclusion in rural areas. The cases included in this book typically represent the ICT educational applications in China and developing countries and examine how current policies can support the overall development progress. It is expected to share good practices and to focus on spreading them better among three targeted groups of people - young people in rural areas, teachers at rural primary and high schools and 'left-behind' rural women.

About the Author

Zeng Haijun is currently working as Program Coordinator at UNESCO International Research and Training Centre for Rural Education (INRULED) and C&B Manager in Human Resources Department of Beijing Normal University (BNU). He started his research on ICT in education when he was working in Research Centre of Knowledge Engineering and Laboratory of e-Learning in BNU in 2001. He worked in the Division of Distance and Continuing Education of Department of Higher Education, China Ministry of Education from 2005 to 2010. He edited a book named What Happened in e-Learning in Chinese Universities (in Chinese), which was published in 2009. His doctoral thesis, Study on Public Support Service System of E-learning (in Chinese), as a monograph was published in 2012. His research book e-Learning in China (in English) was published by SAGE in 2014. He has set up a special column in the Journal of China Distance Education and invites many international experts to share their findings. He also works as the reviewer for International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning and Journal of Open Education Research.
Xia Weifeng is Executive Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Distance Education in China, founder of Learning Habour and the website E-learning World. He has established comprehensive and innovative media service mode of distance education in 10 years which combined print media, online media, enrollment service, industrial organization, annual conference, professional seminar and social platform.
Wang Jinghua is CEO of Beijing TianDiShang Science and Technology Co., Ltd and LiuQi Group and Executive Vice Chairman of Information Security Branch of China Communications Industry Association. He has worked on government informatization and education informatization for years and laid emphasis on solution to e-learning, vocational education and smart city.
Wang Rong is Program Assistant at UNESCO International Research and Training Centre for Rural Education. She joined the project team after completing her masters from Beijing Normal University in 2012 and paid special attention to international organizations program on ICT in education.
Table of contents :-
Approach for Informatization of Rural Education in China
Appendix : Summary Tables of the Cases on iERD from China Zeng Haijun, Huang Ronghuai, Zhao Yuchi, Zhang Jinbao, Wang Rong and Ge Yi
ICT Integration in Rural Classrooms Wang Zhuzhu, Zeng Haijun and Wang Ying
Educational Technology Promotes the Quality of In-class Teaching in Rural Schools Yu Shengquan, Zeng Haijun, and Wang Ying
Open Distance Education Training “Capable to Work, Willing to Stay” Talents for Rural Areas Zhang Zhijun, Xu Dian, Zeng Haijun, and Wang Ying
Spreading Knowledge and Eradicating Poverty through Distance Education Diao Qingjun, Wei Tao, Hao Yingping, Jiao Yiju, Zeng Haijun, and Wang Ying
Agriculture-related Educational Training and S&T Promotion Service System Liang Shuhua, Liu Weibin, Wang Hai, Zeng Haijun, and Wang Ying
The Application of Extensive Distance Training to Professional Development of Rural Teachers Long Youhua, Li Dan, Zeng Haijun, and Wang Ying
Distance Education for Teachers in Less Developed Areas Zhang Jufan, Wang Yanchang, Zeng Haijun, and Wang Ying
Online Training for Substitute Teachers in Underdeveloped Areas of Economically Developed Cities Xu Xiaoyi and Zeng Haijun
Innovative Teachers Achieve Better IT Integration in Teaching Huang Ronghuai, Zhang Jinbao, Zheng Lanqin, Zeng Haijun, and Wang Ying
Success Factors and Lessons Learned from Cases on iERD in Asia, Africa. and Latin America
Appendix: Summary Tables of the Cases on iERD from Asia, Africa, and Latin America Eilean von Lautz-Cauzanet
e-Bario: Telecenters for Remote and Rural Communities (Malaysia) Eilean von Lautz-Cauzanet
e-Krishi: The Online Platform for Small Farmers (India) Eilean von Lautz-Cauzanet
Mahiti Manthana: ICT for Empowerment of Rural Women (India) Eilean von Lautz-Cauzanet
Text2Teach: Mobile-based Video Lessons for Philippine Schools (Philippines) Eilean von Lautz-Cauzanet
Tradenet: The Mobile Trade Platform for Small Farmers (Sri Lanka) Eilean von Lautz-Cauzanet
MEDA: An Online Platform for Water Trade and Information (Chile) Eilean von Lautz-Cauzanet
Rural Schools of Information Technologies and Citizenship (Chile) Eilean von Lautz-Cauzanet
Telesecundaria: An Educational Model for Rural Secondary Schools (Colombia) Eilean von Lautz-Cauzanet
Sharing Content in Local Language and Voices (Zimbabwe) Stephen Haggard
CocoaLink (Ghana) Stephen Haggard
Farmerline (Ghana) Stephen Haggard
Womens’ Action Network (Burkina Faso) Stephen Haggard
About the Editors and Contributors