Most South African Universities have now established their e-learning support to academics and are using ICT’s in education, whether as computer literacy programs in the curriculum, or using institutional learner management systems, or both. The last 2 to 3 years also saw some ICT jealousy and therefor it became obvious that my gun is bigger than your gun.
Unfortunately nothing comes from any initiative to establish benchmarks to measure effective utilisation and incorporation of technology in mainstrean education. Administrators are looking at the cost of educational technology and getting very upset when touring university corridors to the see the age-old practice of talk-and-chalk dominating teacher-centric activities in old-fashioned classrooms still overpowering spaces that should be learning-centric communities of learning.
Institutions are fightinh each other – primarily proprietory LMS versus open-source LMS. One thing that academics are not good with is to try and understand ROI or TCO. – Eish!