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International Journal of Scientific & Technology Research  
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Digital Divide And The Education Value Chain

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Nkosinathi Mpofu, Ronald Chikati



Key words: Education, Education value chain, digital divide, ICTs



Abstract: Education aims to shape human behaviour so they can be able to socialize in the community and adjust to the environment in order to maintain the continuity of life, both personal, group, or society as a whole. UNESCO [1] sees education as a part of the culture because education is an effort to provide basic knowledge in preparation of life. To enhance the learning experience and the entire education process, Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) have been adopted, however, only a certain population enjoy the benefits which come with the ICTs. This paper seeks to describe the education value chain and how digital divide has impacted to it. It concludes by proposing strategies that can be used to minimize the impact of the digital divide to the entire education value chain.



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