Barbados is one of the leading developing countries in the Caribbean. It boasts of an Internet penetration rate of almost 80 % (Internet World Stats, 2015) and has a ratio of more than 1 mobile phone to each of its 290,000 inhabitants (Telecoms Unit of Barbados, 2015).
But with such impressive technological statistics, Walcott et al. (2003) found that the ICT competencies that existed at a tertiary institution in Barbados were below levels which may fuel economic growth as prescribed by the National ICT Strategic Plan.
On a wider scale, the Survey of ICT and Education in the Caribbean Volume I: Regional Trends and Analysis (2009) found that the trends of ICT in Caribbean education revealed computer systems were old, slow Internet available at schools and an inadequate number of available computer systems to meet demand.
So with this background information, how do we seek to redress this problem?
Before we go any further let us consider two relevant concepts.