ICT in Education/Literature

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Journal and research databases
Journal and research databases are useful in an academic setting for finding and accessing articles in academic journals, repositories, archives, or other collections of scientific and other articles
  • Google Scholar


  • DOAJ -Directory of Open Access Journals


  • NSD scientific journal database
  • Research4Life

Research4Life is the collective name for the four programmes – HINARI, AGORA, OARE and ARDI – that provides developing countries with free or low cost access to academic and professional peer-reviewed content online.


  • Wikipedia

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INASP is an international development charity working with a global network of partners to improve access, production and use of research information and knowledge, so that countries are equipped to solve their development challenges.


Important articles
There are many factors which can create problems when introducing online education. Here is an article which lists a number of barriers: Muilenburg, L.Y. and Berge, Z.L. (2001). Barriers to distance education: A factor-analytic study. The American Journal of Distance Education. 15(2): 7-22. http://www.schoolofed.nova.edu/dll/Module3/Muilenberg.pdf