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The International Journal of Education and Development using Information and Communication Technology (IJEDICT) is an e-journal that provides free and open access to all of its content. It aims to strengthen links between research and practice in ICT in education and development in hitherto less developed parts of the world, e.g., in developing economies (especially small states).

The journal includes descriptive case studies about ICT education projects in developing countries and in rural and remote regions of developed countries, as well as research articles evaluating such projects, developing policy or creating theory. Topics covered include, but are not limited to: ICT enabled distance education; mobile learning, e-learning and online learning in developing contexts; flexible learning and delivery for development; open learning, open access, open educational resources; and e-literacy, enabling the use of ICT for capacity building.

Focus and Scope

Regional economies and communities are facing increasing economic, social and cultural hardship in many parts of the world as economies adjust to the demands of the new orders of commerce and governance. A part of this is the paradox that regional economies and communities can be either enhanced or disadvantaged by information and communication technologies (ICT) products and services. The potential enhancement comes from the increased social, economic and cultural capital that comes from harnessing ICT products and services in a community sense. The disadvantage comes from the power that ICT products and services have in centralizing commerce, service provision and governance away from the regional community.

Unless we get a greater level of access AND adoption of information and communication technology (ICT) for education and development at community level, we will miss the opportunity to turn the “digital divide into a digital opportunity for all, particularly for those who risk being left behind and being further marginalised” (“Declaration of Principles”, WSIS-03/Geneva/Doc/4-E, Principle 10). Education has a major role to play in seizing the digital opportunity – both as an enabler and as a user. The International Journal of Education and Development using Information and Communication Technology (IJEDICT) is an e-journal, with free and open access, that seeks to address this issue.

IJEDICT aims to strengthen links between research and practice in ICT in education for development in hitherto less developed parts of the world, e.g., developing countries (especially small states), and rural and remote regions of developed countries. The emphasis is on providing a space for researchers, practitioners and theoreticians to jointly explore ideas using an eclectic mix of research methods and disciplines. It brings together research, action research and case studies in order to assist in the transfer of best practice, the development of policy and the creation of theory. Thus, IJEDICT is of interest to a wide-ranging audience of researchers, policy-makers, practitioners, government officers and other professionals involved in education for development in communities throughout the world.

IJEDICT comprises: a “research articles” section for academic, peer-reviewed articles; a “studies from the field” section for case study and descriptive articles (that are subjected to editorial review and peer comment, but not peer reviewed); a “research in progress” section for descriptions of research not yet completed; a “project sheets” section for brief descriptions of relevant project; a “notes from the field” section for working papers, and other commentaries on relevant topics; and, a “book/media review” section for book, software and other media reviews.

Index of 2005-2013 issues by title

Volume 9, No. 3 (2013) – Integrating technology in teaching
Volume 9, No. 2 (2013) – ICT and e-learning in secondary and tertiary education
Volume 9, No. 1 (2013) – Learning systems and technologies

Volume 8, No. 3 (2012) – eLearning technologies and resources in the classroom
Volume 8, No. 2 (2012) – ICT integration and effective use in education
Volume 8, No. 1 (2012) – Surveying perceptions, uses and usage of ICT in education

Volume 7, No. 3 (2011) – Reviewing models, policies and practices
Volume 7, No. 2 (2011) – Adoption, utilisation and evaluation of knowledge tools and resources
Volume 7, No. 1 (2011) – Evaluation of ICT in education for development

Volume 6, No. 4 (2010) – Students, teachers, and ICT for learning
Volume 6, No. 3 (2010) – Impact of ICT on teaching and learning in Asia
Volume 6, No. 2 (2010) – ICT in support of school education
Volume 6, No. 1 (2010) – ICT in Innovation, Education and Development

Volume 5, No. 5 (2009) – e/merge in Africa
Volume 5, No. 4 (2009) – eLearning in the Caribbean
Volume 5, No. 3 (2009) – Potential and challenges in the use and adoption of ICT
Volume 5, No. 2 (2009) – Technology integration and adoption in education and the community
Volume 5, No. 1 (2009) – Special Issue on Problem Based Learning

Volume 4, No. 4 (2008) – The role of ICT in the classroom, community and nation building
Volume 4, No. 3 (2008) – Planning, policies and strategies for using ICT
Volume 4, No. 2 (2008) – ICT in education and in promoting health
Volume 4, No. 1 (2008) – Using ICT in education for development

Volume 3, No. 4 (2007) – Special Issue: Emergent research from Southern Africa
Volume 3, No. 3 (2007) – Participation, collaboration and effective use of ICT
Volume 3, No. 2 (2007) – Using ICT for rural development
Volume 3, No. 1 (2007) – Using ICT to transform education

Volume 2, No. 4 (2006) – ICT for education and training
Volume 2, No. 3 (2006) – Using ICT to empower marginalised groups
Volume 2, No. 2 (2006) – Communication and education using ICT
Volume 2, No. 1 (2006) – Culture, content and learning for development

Volume 1, No. 4 (2005) – ICT for development in Asia and the Pacific
Volume 1, No. 3 (2005) – ICT for capacity building and knowledge communities
Volume 1, No. 2 (2005) – ICT for education and development in Southern Africa
Volume 1, No. 1 (2005) – Collaboration in using ICT for education & development