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 International Journal of Education and Development using ICT > Vol. 3, No. 4 (2007) open journal systems 


The politics of e-learning in South African higher education

Neetha Ravjee, University of the Western Cape, South Africa


Abstract
This paper describes recent ICT-related practices emerging in South African universities and compares four approaches that inform their relationship to higher education change. Considering the power dynamics of digital divides, the paper supports a framework that embraces the democratic and pedagogical possibilities offered by online pedagogies but also questions key aspects of the political economy and the cultural politics of e-learning.


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