WIM-GF03
Global collaborative knowledge exchange: e-learning and e-library [IUAES Commission on Documentation]
Convenors:
Mary Hallin (University of Nebraska at Omaha)
Paul Nchoji Nkwi (Catholic University of Cameroon)
Discussant:
Kamela Heyward-Rotimi
Stream:
Worlds in motion: Global Flows/Mondes en mouvement: Flots globaux
Location:
FSS 1007
Start time:
5 May, 2017 at 8:30
Session slots:
1

Short abstract:

Since the establishment of the Commission on Documentation, efforts have been made to share knowledge in a number of ways and e-learning and e-library is emerging as vital tools that can enhance this process between universities in the developed and developing world.

Long abstract:

Since the establishment of the Commission on Documentation, efforts have been made to share knowledge in a number of ways between universities in developed countries and universities in developing countries. In the highly wired world, e-learning and e-library are emerging as vital tools to meet the needs of the students and to create highly functional libraries in developing countries that are linked to universities around the world. This panel seeks to address the following questions: 1) Are developing countries abreast of these changes and how are their universities adapting to these new forms of communication and circulation of knowledge? 2) What are the barriers to setting up e-learning platforms and e-libraries in African Universities? 3) What are potential ways to facilitate establishing e-learning platforms and e-libraries in African universities and links with universities around the world? 4) What are the benefits of global knowledge exchange?