1st Edition

Higher Education ICT Integration in Africa Readiness, Implementation and Trajectory

Edited By Ke Yu, Reuben Dlamini Copyright 2025
    216 Pages 11 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    This multidisciplinary, edited volume examines higher educations’ ICT integration in Africa, contributing a new and inclusive change readiness framework to better understand how to manage ICT or other technological disruptions in resource-restrained contexts.

    Tackling ICT incorporation in HEIs from different levels, chapters document case studies from countries such as Uganda, South Africa, Rwanda, Eswatini and Zimbabwe to demonstrate both the complexity of integration but also the successes it has enabled and under which conditions. The cases included in this book also exhibit better incorporation of both change content and process, while some cases also make explicit reference to other technology adoption models. Ultimately, the book highlights conceptual and empirical research to inform practices and policy development in Africa, improving multi-level success or change readiness in ICT incorporation in HEIs in Africa.

    Addressing various gaps in existing literature and proposing innovative solutions like the multilevel change readiness model, this book will therefore be of interest to scholars, researchers and academics in the fields of higher education, ICT integration, and educational technology more broadly.

    Introduction Ke Yu

    Chapter 1: Digital-Centric Higher Education an African Perspective Reuben Dlamini, Thomas (Arno) Louw and Ke Yu

    Chapter 2: Multilevel change readiness: theoretical exploration of existing models and proposal Ke Yu

    Chapter 3: Absence of a National Policy: ICT Incorporation in Uganda’s Higher Education Institutions George Jjagwe and Lucy Babirye Nanteza

    Chapter 4: Policy imperatives for ICT in South African Higher Education Zahraa McDonald, Thabo Motshweni, Sanele Kaka and Ke Yu

    Chapter 5: ICT Readiness, Implementation and Trajectory in Higher Education in Rwanda Innocent Twagilimana and Irénée Ndayambaje

    Chapter 6: Data-driven decision making through PowerHEDA: the case for multilevel data architecture in South African higher education institutions Neil Davies Evans and Ke Yu

    Chapter 7: Exploring Academic Readiness for ICT Intergration Pedagogy at the University of Eswantini Nqobile Ndzinisa, Maxwell V. Mthembu and Gciniwe Nsibande

    Chapter 8: The Evolution of ICTs Incorporation at the University of Johannesburg Thomas (Arno) Louw and Ke Yu

    Chapter 9: Rethinking ICT integration in teacher education curricula at Diploma Level in Zimbabwe Tendayi Dzinoreva, Logan Govender and George Mavunga

    Chapter 10: Transforming assessment in teacher education programmes: from static, conventional assessment to flexible e-assessment Karen Ferreira-Meyers

    Conclusion: Higher Education ICT Integration in Africa Reuben Dlamini


    Ke Yu is Associate Professor at the Department of Education Leadership and Management, Faculty of Education, University of Johannesburg, South Africa.

    Reuben Dlamini is Associate Professor and Head of Science and Technology at the Wits School of Education, University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa.