Commonwealth divides

This week I am at the Third Pan Commonwealth Forum on Open Learning in Dunedin. People from over 40 commonwealth countries. In the workshop I was in today I learned of the continuing predominance and importance of print based materials for countries like South Africa and Botswana and what the digital divide really means. I also heard about developments at the University of the South Pacific and how their dedicated satellite technology had removed the price barriers (NZ Telecom) that made connectivity too expensive and how they can now affordably link University campusís across throughout the Isalnds over an area larger than China!

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