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  • 1. ICT, EDUCATION, AND NeilRURAL DEVELOPMENTButcher

2. THE OPPORTUNITIESTelecommunications capacity is growing rapidlyGrowth in range of devices at reducing costLower power use and growth in solar powerAnd there is an explosion of freely available, high quality content online that educators and students can link to 3. With tools that are alreadyavailable, there are almost limitlessopportunities to design high qualityteaching and learning environments 4. MULTIMEDIA APPLICATIONS 5. VIRTUAL LEARNING ENVIRONMENTS (MOODLE) 6. Use is growing in Africa and other similarcontexts 7. AGSHARE 8. GUYANA 9. INSTITUTIONALIZING OPENNESSInvestment in more effective teaching, learning, and research environments using resource-based learningEmbrace open licensing environmentsNeed to be accompanied by review of institutional policiesBandwidth and access have become essential