Cotonou 2012 and Beyond – An Assessment of E-learning for Sustainability in sub-Sahara Africa: J. Manyitabot Takang and Christine N. Bukania
Cotonou 2012 and Beyond – An Assessment of E-learning for Sustainability in sub-Sahara Africa
J. Manyitabot Takang and Christine N. Bukania1
It would seem that e-learning is finally taking its place in contributing to education for sustainable development in Africa. This chapter offers an assessment of e-learning for sustainability in sub-Sahara Africa, by drawing on some case studies such as the African Virtual University. The assessment will investigate to what extent the e-learning initiatives are homegrown, i.e. specifically designed to solve local problems, how e-learning is bridging the lack of human capacity, and access to information on sustainability. Moreover, it will address the question of how inclusive e-learning for sustainability could be in Africa, especially in view of infrastructural limitations and the costs of participating in e-learning courses. The chapter concludes with some recommendations for future developments in e-learning for sustainability in Africa.