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Opportunities for Strategic Use of E-Learning in Scaling Up Disaster Management Capacity in Eastern Africa: A Descriptive Analysis

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- Enablers
- Challenges
- Outcomes and Impacts
- Trends

- Digital Literacy And Skills
- Internet for Democracy
- Internet Safety

Author(s): Mayega, R W [claim] ; Elzie, D; Sebuwufu, D ; Kiguli, J; Bazeyo, W

While information technology tools provide a viable option, few studies have assessed the capacity for training institutions to use technology for cascading disaster management skills. Current levels of use of ICT among teaching and IT staff is variable. On-site use of the internet is high, but off-site access is low. Personal computers, e-mail, discussion forums and other web-based learning management platforms and open education resources (OERs) have been variably used by faculty and students to facilitate learning. On the other hand, videos, web-conferencing, social media, web-based document management tools, and mobile telephone applications were much less frequently used. A disaster management short course produced by the Health Emergencies Management Project (HEMP) has been adapted to a web-based open education resource and an interactive CD-ROM. Challenges included low levels of awareness and skills in technology options among students and faculty and access to reliable internet.


Region of Study:
East Africa,

Country of Study:
East Africa,

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