An Approach of ICT Oriented Learning Pedagogies for Development of SAARC economies
The rapid development of information and communication technologies(ICTs) and the move towards more knowledge-intensive, interdependent and internationalized societies create new challenges and opportunities for the design and delivery of educationICT is transforming the global economy and creating new networks that cross cultures as well as minimize distances opening up new horizons for progress and exchange of creativity and intercultural dialogue. The emergence of the Internet and rapid diffusion of digital platforms such as the World-Wide-Web, mobile telephony and broadband networks has had and will increasingly have radical effect on the transformation of education and training in all sectors demonstrating how pervasive ICT has become with various implications on economic growth at macro and national levels However growing digital divide in terms of access, applicability and affordability is actually leading to greater inequalities in development of not only developed and developing nations but among developing nations with spatial heterogeneity with particular reference to SAARC member nations.. Nevertheless the growing digital divide is actually leading to greater inequalities in development giving rise to paradoxical situations where those who have the greatest need of them- disadvantaged groups, rural communities, illiterate populations or even entire countries- do not have access to the tools which would enable them to become full-fledged members of the knowledge society. This is particularly true for the developing nations of South Asia particularly SAARC members which are characterised by huge pool of human capital with sharp differences at disaggregated levels (such as between the rural and urban population, skilled and unskilled workers.
If you experience problems downloading a file, check if you have the proper application to view it first. In case of further problems read the IDEAS help page. Note that these files are not on the IDEAS site. Please be patient as the files may be large.
As the access to this document is restricted, you may want to look for a different version under "Related research" (further below) or search for a different version of it.
When requesting a correction, please mention this item's handle: RePEc:jge:journl:737. See general information about how to correct material in RePEc.
For technical questions regarding this item, or to correct its authors, title, abstract, bibliographic or download information, contact: (Dr J K Sachdeva)
If you have authored this item and are not yet registered with RePEc, we encourage you to do it here. This allows to link your profile to this item. It also allows you to accept potential citations to this item that we are uncertain about.
If references are entirely missing, you can add them using this form.
If the full references list an item that is present in RePEc, but the system did not link to it, you can help with this form.
If you know of missing items citing this one, you can help us creating those links by adding the relevant references in the same way as above, for each refering item. If you are a registered author of this item, you may also want to check the "citations" tab in your profile, as there may be some citations waiting for confirmation.
Please note that corrections may take a couple of weeks to filter through the various RePEc services.