Schools, colleges and universities are in the process of improving
accessibility of their learning resources throughout, both in the physical
as well as the virtual environment. Technology is common ground to easily
distribute content in electronic format to students without worrying about
geographical locations. Access to quality learning resources remains a big
issue in developing countries, especially in Africa.
The penetration of mobile
phones in rural areas is a great phenomenal development in Africa in this 21st
century. Educationalists are trying to take advantage of this situation to
try to break the digital divide and try to catch up with the big gap between
rural and urban areas. Various organisations are trying to find out if
mobile technologies can help to reduce poverty in Africa.
By creating this mobile site,
our main objective is to make sure that practitioners of EE/ESD staying in
remote areas can benefit from information sharing between other members in
Mobile technology is the
answer when Internet connectivity using PCs is an issue. Mobile telephony coverage is
more than 70% in most African countries
and special effort is made by African governments to reach people in the rural
areas using such technologies for social, educational and economic development.