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.
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
|Deposited By:||Suleman, Hussein|
|Deposited On:||12 December 2011|