Vol 61 (2014)

Vol 61 contains eight regular research papers.

In the first paper, Mathias Hatakka, Sarah Ater, David Obura and Brigid Mibei build on the capability approach perspective of development to study the access, use and impact of ICT in a study circle education program on the south coast of Kenya. 

In the second paper, Osama Sohaib and Kyeong Kang engage in a comparative and cross-cultural analysis of B2C E-Commerce initiatives in Pakistan and Australia.

In the third paper, Nurdin Nurdin, Rosemary Stockdale and Helana Scheepers examine how coordination and cooperation shape the implementation process of local e-government systems, drawing on case data from Indonesia. 

In the fourth paper, John Effah investigates the formation and failure of an e-marketplace pioneer in Ghana. It is noted that the e-marketplace development process lacked both a clear business model and suitable sensitivity to the local environment.

In the fifth paper, P.A. Siribaddana uses social network analysis and content analysis to explore the types of interactions that occur in online training programmes in Health IS, focusing on the knowledge construction that takes place in this context.

In the sixth paper, Marita Turpin and PM Alexander present a survey of the use of systems thinking in the ICT4D literature. The authors note a lack of systems concepts in the literature and propose ways in which this deficiency could be addressed.

In the seventh paper, Joel Mtebe and Roope Raisamo introduce a model for evaluating Learning Management Systems deployed in Higher Education Institutions in Sub-Saharan countries. This model extends DeLone and McLean's Information Systems Success Model.

In the last paper, Hallberg, Hansson and Nilsson draw attention to the urgency of taking into consideration women’s gender-specific needs and interests in the implementation of community-based ICT projects in lifelong learning. Their work is centred in the Kenyan context, with comparative data from Bolivia, Cameroon and Sri Lanka.

Table of Contents


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Research Papers

Capability Outcomes from Educational and ICT Capability Inputs – An Analysis of ICT Use in Informal Education in Kenya PDF
Mathias Hatakka, Sarah Ater, David Obura, Brigid Mibei # of downloads: 930

Cultural Aspects of Business-to-Consumer (B2C) E-commerce: A Comparative Analysis of Pakistan and Australia PDF
Osama Sohaib, Kyeong Kang # of downloads: 3241

Coordination and Cooperation in E-Government: An Indonesian Local e-Government Case PDF
Nurdin Nurdin, Rosemary Stockdale, Helana Scheepers # of downloads: 1284

Formation and Failure of an E-Marketplace Pioneer in a Developing Country PDF
John Effah # of downloads: 1030

Making Distance Learning an Effective Health Information Systems Training Strategy: A Combined Social Network Analysis and Content Analysis Perspective PDF
Pandula Anilpriya Siribaddana # of downloads: 931

Desperately Seeking Systems Thinking in ICT4D PDF
Marita Turpin, P.M. (Trish) Alexander # of downloads: 1036

A Model for Assessing Learning Management System Success in Higher Education in Sub-Saharan Countries PDF
Joel Samson Mtebe, Roope Raisamo # of downloads: 2105

Constraints of ICT in Lifelong Learning on Disadvantaged Women PDF
David Hallberg, Henrik Hansson, Anders G. Nilsson # of downloads: 1176



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