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Relevant Computing Curricula in Sub-Saharan Africa

Rai, Idris, Anthony Rodrigues, Isabella Venter, Godfrey Mills, Hussein Suleman and John Edumadze (2011) Relevant Computing Curricula in Sub-Saharan Africa. In Proceedings 3rd International ICST Conference on e-Infrastructure and e-Services for Developing Countries (Africomm 2011), Zanzibar Islands, Tanzania.

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Abstract

The principle objective of this research was to establish what computing curricula are required for the Sub-Saharan Africa region. Input from academics, businessmen and the analyses of curricula from several African universities revealed a gap between existing curricula and what is considered to be ideal for this region. Required knowledge clusters were identified: Science and Technology; Soft and Research skills; Society and Development; Environment; Business and Entrepreneurship; Institutional; and Practical Skills. These were used to propose a model for enhancing the computing curricula of the Association of Computing Machinery and the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers for the SSA region.

EPrint Type:Conference Paper
Keywords:computing curricula, curriculum development, relevant curricula
Subjects:K Computing Milieux: K.3 COMPUTERS AND EDUCATION
K Computing Milieux: K.7 THE COMPUTING PROFESSION
ID Code:749
Deposited By:Suleman, Hussein
Deposited On:12 December 2011