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Technology Affordances at the Open University of Mauritius

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- Challenges
- Trends

- Digital Literacy And Skills
- Internet Access, Affordability And Use

Author(s): Perienen Appavoo, Kaviraj Sharma Sukon, Abheenaye Chauhan Gokhool, and Vandanah Gooria

Trends: Internet penetration in Africa was 35.2% as on 31 December 2017. Mauritius ranks first in terms of ICT Development Index and shows significant progress towards becoming an information society. The Internet sub- scriptions per 100 inhabitants in Mauritius are 66.6% (2015), and 51% Mauritians make daily use of the Internet. Challenges: Lack of ICT infrastructure in place to enable the use of the technological tools . Wi-Fi facilities are restricted. The limited computer Technology Affordances at the Open University of Mauritius, laboratories are often reserved for IT students. Moreover, some students do not have broadband Internet access and cannot fully benefit from all interactions necessitating Internet connection.


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