Accession Number : ADP001470

Title :   Notes on Computer Education and Training in Developing Countries,


Personal Author(s) : El Miligi,Ibrahim S.

Report Date : NOV 1982

Pagination or Media Count : 6

Abstract : Computer users need training in understanding the computer and how to utilise it while being aware of its shortcomings and limitations. The training of the public is clearly not practical. What is needed here is a mass education programme. However, computer education in schools, especially secondary, technical and commercial, should be given priority. Use of the mass media, pamphlets, magazines and newspapers could be helpful in disseminating computer knowledge. It is imperative that developing countries should realize that training by suppliers and other agencies is clearly limited and caters only for a small fraction of the overall needs of a country for computer education and training, and that, unless the problem is taken in its totality, computer introduction in these countries will greatly suffer.

Descriptors :   *Education, *Computer personnel, *Developing nations, *Data processing, Training, Man computer interface, Computers, Planning, Policies, User needs, Schools

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE