E-Learning for Development in Rural Uganda: Co-evolution in Triple Helix Processes

Document type: Conference Papers
Peer reviewed: Yes
Author(s): Peter Okidi Lating, Samule Baker Kucel, Lena Trojer
Title: E-Learning for Development in Rural Uganda: Co-evolution in Triple Helix Processes
Conference name: the Conference on Collaborative Research for Technological Development
Year: 2007
City: Kampala
Organization: Blekinge Institute of Technology
Department: School of Technoculture, Humanities and Planning (Sektionen för teknokultur, humaniora och samhällsbyggnad)
School of Technoculture, Humanities and Planning S-371 79 Karlskrona
+46 455 38 50 00
http://www.tks.bth.se/
Authors e-mail: lena.trojer@bth.se
Language: English
Abstract: This paper shows how an ICT/GIS Research Center was established in a remote, poor and insecure Ugandan rural district of Arua, 500 kms from Kampala, the capital city. The triple helix methodology was used in this process. The Research Center which was meant to support the implementation of hybrid e-learning in two girls’ secondary schools in Arua, is now offering Internet access, ICT training, digital library services and ICT technical support in the West Nile region of Uganda (8 rural districts), Southern Sudan and Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo. The paper discusses the challenges experienced in the implementation of the triple helix processes. It concludes by highlighting the role of multi stakeholder collaboration in knowledge generation in rural areas.
Subject: Technoscience Studies\General
Keywords: Uganda; Triple Helix Methodology; Multi stakeholder collaboration, Rural ICT
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