E-learning in Africa: una proposta di metodo

Translated title of the contribution: [Autom. eng. transl.] E-learning in Africa: a proposed method

Magda Pischetola, Gerolamo Spreafico

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[Autom. eng. transl.] The present contribution intends to launch a reflection on the subject of education of young people and the formation of human capital for Africa. We will immediately say that our article is a portion of a wider discourse that touches at least three topical points: the human development from which development cooperation derives; education and training in countries in transformation; the dissemination of knowledge through ICT (Information Communication Technology) and related. These are three pillars that are closely interconnected, on which it is possible to build an elearning system for Africa and Africa. An attempt will be made to overcome the limit of a few pages for a broad discourse, referring to ongoing African experiences animated by extraordinary characters, telling of the stubborn will of some trainers and researchers to open new tracks to spread access to knowledge in parts of the world " underdeveloped “, finally outlining some realistic, feasible projects that await only the courage of some enlightened funder. Precisely to remain adherent to reality and avoid shortcuts already seen in other fields of intervention, and which belong to the family "the goals of the millennium", we allow ourselves to approach the theme of e-learning in Africa after analyzing the state of the art of International Development Cooperation and after drawing on the contributions that come from those who have worked to understand how education in Africa is nurtured and spread. Only later will we attempt some design analysis. Our speech therefore consists of the following 3 parts: 1. Development cooperation: lights and shadows (by Gerolamo Spreafico) 2. The state of the art of ICT promotion (by Magda Pischetola) 3. Some work tracks (edited by Gerolamo Spreafico and Magda Pischetola) In the first part of this article we will cover the first three paragraphs and we will briefly mention the possible indications of work for the future, hoping to arouse in the reader the curiosity to follow us in a second part - which will be published in the next issue of Igel - dedicated to a more detailed project proposal and its feasibility.
Translated title of the contribution[Autom. eng. transl.] E-learning in Africa: a proposed method
Original languageItalian
Pages (from-to)10-21
Number of pages12
JournaliGel - Il Giornale dell'E-Learning
Volumeanno 2, num. 5.
Publication statusPublished - 2008


  • ICT
  • eLearning
  • sviluppo


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