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Educational digital technologies in developing countries challenge third party providers

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  • Donald Passey
  • Thérèse Laferrière
  • Manal Yazbak-Abu Ahmad
  • Miron Bhowmik
  • Diana Gross
  • Janet Price
  • Paul Resta
  • Miri Shonfeld
<mark>Journal publication date</mark>11/07/2016
<mark>Journal</mark>Educational Technology and Society
Issue number3
Number of pages13
Pages (from-to)121-133
Publication statusPublished
Original languageEnglish


In this conceptual paper, we consider issues and challenges of third party and governmental organisations in planning and implementing access to and uses of digital technologies for learning and teaching in developing countries. We consider failures and weaknesses in the planning and implementation processes highlighted by research in developed countries (as well as successes supporting implementation). We problematise these issues and challenges, conceptualise them in order to focus on longer-term rather than shorter-term ones, and offer new alternative models and ways of conceiving these practices for future sustainability.