Educational Management Information Systems: An Example for Developing Countries
In developing countries, mobile, nomadic and handheld technologies have the capacity to gather, store, deliver and enhance information in ways that are completely different from countries where mains electricity, computer hardware and internet connectivity are stable, reliable, cheap and abundant. They also have the capacity to subvert the received wisdom on IS development. This paper describes work currently under way in Kenya to support education nationally with a project specifically developed to meet the infrastructural and organisational requirements of an environment dramatically different that of most IS projects.
KeywordsMobile Phone Head Teacher Mobile Phone Network Main Electricity Internet Cafe
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