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African universities in the knowledge economy: a collaborative approach to researching and promoting open communications in high

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African universities in the knowledge economy: a collaborative approach to researching and promoting open communications in high
This paper will describe the informal collaborative approach taken by a group of donor funders and researchers in southern and eastern Africa aimed at consolidating the results and increasing the impact of a number of projects dealing with research communications and access to knowledge in higher education in southern and eastern Africa. The projects deploy a variety of perspectives and explore a range of contexts, using the collaborative potential of online resources and social networking tools for the sharing of information and results. The paper will provide a case study of donor intervention as well as analysing the methodologies, approaches and findings of the four projects concerned. The paper will explore the ways in which the projects and their funders have had to address the issues of the global dynamics of knowledge, of the changes in research practices being brought about by information and communication technologies; and of the promises that this could hold for improved ac...
Eve Gray, Mark Burke
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Type Conference
Year 2008
Where ELPUB
Authors Eve Gray, Mark Burke
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