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Paper Title: Accepting Educational Responsibility Through Technologies in Afrikan Cultures
Session Title: Individual Development and Curriculum Possibilities
Paper Type: Paper
Presentation Date: 4/9/2021
Presentation Location: Virtual
Descriptors: Cultural Issues in Education, Global Education, Instructional Technology
Methodology: Qualitative
Author(s): Tutaleni I. Asino, Oklahoma State University; Patricia A. Young, University of Maryland - Baltimore County; Wanjira Kinuthia, Georgia State University
Unit: SIG-Caribbean and African Studies in Education
Abstract: 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.