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The widespread use of the Internet for knowledge acquisition is commonplace in the developed world. However, in developing countries, where resources are limited, the infrastructure to support networking could be scarce. This pilot project is a design for implementing a program to train teachers to use laptops in their classroom instruction, and for students to have access to the laptops for assignments. Senegal is a peaceful country, but resources to introduce computers in elementary education are not available. This project will address teacher training, and wireless Internet access in one school, and will ensure the sustainability of the project by engaging trained teachers to train future teachers.


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Issues in Information Systems

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Tellis, Winston M., "Computer Literacy in the Developing World: The Bridge to Information", Issues in Information Systems, v10, 2, 2009.

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