The new Special Report of Development Gateway- 'Online Education: What Can It Deliver?' (http://topics.developmentgateway.org/special/onlineeducation) looks at lessons learned, innovations that work, and the future of ICT in education for developing countries. It coincides with related major international events, notably Digital Learning Asia 2006, Bangkok, Thailand, on April 25-28, and the 1st International Conference on ICT for Development, Education & Training, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, on May 24-26.
Seven of the world's largest distance education universities, where students and faculty alike all use some form of computer-assisted learning are located in developing countries. For these communities, educational resources available via the Internet can offer cutting-edge applications of cyberspace. Yet, roadblocks