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Capability outcomes from educational and ICT capability inputs: an analysis of ICT use in informal education in Kenya
Dalarna University, School of Technology and Business Studies, Information Systems. Örebro universitet, Handelshögskolan vid Örebro universitet.ORCID iD: 0000-0003-1076-3442
CORDIO East Africa, Kenya.
CORDIO East Africa, Kenya.
CORDIO East Africa, Kenya.
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In the field of Information and Communication Technologies for Development (ICT4D) ICT use in education is well studied. Education is often seen as a pre-­‐requisite for development and ICTs are believed to aid in education, e.g. to make it more accessible and to increase its quality. In this paper we study the access and use of ICT in a study circle (SC) education program in the south coast of Kenya. The study is qualitative reporting results based on interviews and observations with SC participants, government officers and SC coordinators and teachers. The study builds on the capability approach perspective of development where individuals’ opportunities and ability to live a life that they value are focused. The aim of the study is to investigate the capability outcomes enabled through the capability inputs access and use of ICT in education as well as the factors that enabled and/or restricted the outcomes. Findings show that many opportunities have been enabled such as an increase in the ability to generate an income, learning benefits, community development and basic human development (e.g. literacy and self-­‐confidence). However, conversion factors such as a poorly developed infrastructure and poor IT literacy prevent many of the individuals from taking full advantage of the ICT and the opportunities it enables.

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ICT supported education, education, study circle, the capability approach, ICT4D, ICT access, ICT training
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Computer and Information Sciences
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Complex Systems – Microdata Analysis
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URN: urn:nbn:se:du-21136OAI: oai:DiVA.org:du-21136DiVA, id: diva2:906278
Available from: 2013-10-14 Created: 2016-02-24 Last updated: 2018-01-10Bibliographically approved

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