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Post-Secondary Education and Technology

A Global Perspective on Opportunities and Obstacles to Development

  • Editors
  • Rebecca Clothey
  • Stacy Austin-Li
  • John C. Weidman

Part of the International and Development Education book series (INTDE)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Introduction: Education, ICT, and International Development

    1. Rebecca Clothey, Stacy Austin-Li, John C. Weidman
      Pages 1-13
  3. Policy Debates

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 15-15
    2. Mercedes del Rosario
      Pages 17-38
    3. Robyn Smyth, Trish Andrews, Richard Caladine, Jason Bordujenko
      Pages 39-61
  4. Capacity Building

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 81-81
    2. Charl C. Wolhuter, Hennie J. Steyn, Elsa Mentz, Ferdinand J. Potgieter
      Pages 83-109
    3. Kalpana Kannan, Krishnan Narayanan
      Pages 127-146
    4. Ellen Clay, Michel Miller
      Pages 147-178
  5. Reaching Underserved Populations

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 179-179
    2. Rosalind Latiner Raby, Joyce P. Kaufman, Greg Rabb
      Pages 181-200
    3. Rana M. Tamim
      Pages 201-222
    4. Rana M. Tamim
      Pages 223-242
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 259-279

About this book


As the global commitment to educational access has become enshrined in all levels of society, new technologies have also been developed that hold tremendous promise for enabling these goals. This book looks at trends and challenges for expanding access to post-secondary education via technology through a set of case studies and analyses.


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About the authors

Trish Andrews is a Senior Lecturer in Higher Education (e-learning) in the academic unit in the Teaching and Educational Development Institute (TEDI) at the University of Queensland in Australia. Jason Bordujenko is the Videoconferencing Manager for the Australian Academic Research Network (AARNet). Richard Caladine is an Associate Professor and the Manager of Learning Facilities and Technologies at the University of Wollongong in Australia. Tricia Coverdale-Jones is a Principal Lecturer in the School of Languages and Area Studies, University of Portsmouth, UK. Mercedes del Rosario has an EdD in International Education Development with a concentration on International Education Policy and an EdM in International Education Development with concentration on Language, Literacy and Technology from Teachers College, Columbia University. Dorothy Ettling, a Professor in the doctoral program in the Dreeben School of Education at the University of the Incarnate Word, San Antonio, TX, USA, holds an MSW and an MA and PhD in Transpersonal Psychology from the Institute of Transpersonal Psychology in Palo Alto, CA. Kalpana Kannan is a Project Manager in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering, at the Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, Mumbai, India. She is also pursuing her doctorate in the Department of Humanities and Social Sciences at the same institute. Joyce P. Kaufman is Professor of Political Science and Director of the Center for Engagement with Communities at Whittier College in the United States. Minghua Li is a professor at School of Public Administration, East China Normal University. He earned both his master degree in economics and a PhD in Economics of Education from Stanford. Maria Eliza Marquise is a Doctoral Student pursuing a degree in Higher Education at the University of the Incarnate Word in San Antonio, Texas. Elsa Mentz is a Professor in Computer Science Education and project leader of self-directed learning research group in the Faculty of Education Sciences at North-West University in South Africa. Michel L. Miller is Assistant Professor in Drexel University's Goodwin College School of Education in the United States, and the Director of Drexel's Special Education Programs. She has over 20 years of experience in the field of special education. Krishnan Narayanan obtained his PhD in Economics from the Delhi School of Economics, Delhi, India, and carried out Post-doctoral research at Institute of Advanced Studies United Nations University, Tokyo, Japan during 2000-2001. Ferdinand Potgieter studied at the University of Pretoria and University of South Africa. His doctorate was awarded in History of Education at the University of South Africa. Gregory P. Rabb is Associate Professor of Political Science and Coordinator of Global Education at Jamestown Community College in the United States the first community college in the State University of New York (SUNY) system. Rosalind Latiner Raby is a Senior Lecturer at California State University, Northridge, California, in the Educational Leadership and Policy Studies Department of the College of Education. Robyn Smyth is a Senior Lecturer and Academic Developer for the Joint Medical Program working from the University of New England, Armidale, NSW, Australia. Hennie Steyn was appointed in 1976 as Lecturer at the Potchefstroom University in South Africa after serving three years as Teacher, and has served, since 1997, as Professor in Comparative Education. Rana Tamim is an Assistant Professor at the College of Education at Zayed University, in the United Arab Emirates. Safary Wa-Mbaleka is an Associate Faculty at the University of Phoenix Online, in the curriculum and instruction doctoral program, where he has been teaching for the past three years. Charl Wolhuter studied at the University of Johannesburg, University of Pretoria, University of South Africa, and University of Stellenbosch.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Post-Secondary Education and Technology
  • Book Subtitle A Global Perspective on Opportunities and Obstacles to Development
  • Editors R. Clothey
    S. Austin-Li
    J. Weidman
  • Series Title International and Development Education
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Nature America Inc. 2012
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, New York
  • eBook Packages Palgrave Education Collection Education (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-0-230-33831-9
  • Softcover ISBN 978-1-349-34135-1
  • eBook ISBN 978-1-137-03777-0
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XIV, 279
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Educational Technology
    Technology and Digital Education
    Higher Education
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