21F.034 WSIS Assignment By


th September 2005. The World Summit on Information Society is a two-phase initiative to form a concrete road-map that bridges the digital divide. This UN group encourages the free creation, access, utilization and sharing of information and knowledge, thus enabling the creation of an Information Society. In creating such a society, however, major difficulties may arise. A global information society is difficult to form from the current range of world ICT capabilities, where countries in sub-Saharan African don’t have so much as an enabled telecommunications channel, while richer nations are taking initiatives to be on the cutting edge of technological innovation. Therefore, the WSIS should form practical initiatives to bridge the digital divide and fulfill its goals, while enabling the open sharing of information between the developed world and the developing world. The way to fulfill those goals is to implement OpenCourseWare – an effective framework for sharing information and knowledge across the world. OpenCourseWare is a university-led educational initiative that promotes the effective sharing of knowledge and information, via open access to University courseware, faculty an

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