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Accepting Educational Responsibility Through Technologies in Afrikan Cultures

Fri, April 9, 10:40am to 12:10pm EDT (10:40am to 12:10pm EDT), SIG Sessions, SIG-Caribbean and African Studies in Education Paper and Symposium Sessions


Afrikan countries and cultures create solutions for the needs and conditions of their people, yet their contributions to technological innovations continue to be overlooked. In this paper, we argue that app developers on the Afrikan continent have been accepting educational responsibility through the creation of mobile applications that specifically meet the needs of the people. From a qualitative research perspective, we conduct a systematic review and cultural studies analyses to explore Afrikan innovations to mobile applications. The findings reveal that mobile developers are 1) building apps that are specific to the Afrikan context and 2) making use of existing apps and appropriating them to the Afrikan context.