Ever Learning, ever growing!

As a lifelong learner, I am never satisfied with where I am. That is why I decided to push myself towards attaining a doctoral degree at 40! That journey never stopped. I pushed into learning about culture especially with marginalized Indigenous people in Northern Manitoba, Canada and in Africa. Today, I am an astute student of culture who is constantly growing and exploring many areas of the human existence.

Here, I share with you some of my selected research pieces.


Akoh, B., Ahiabenu K., Hyacinthe, K., Tabiri, K (Due 2021).  Drilling Down Oil and Gas Project: Mapping Extractive Sector Legislative oversight regimes in Ghana and Cote d’Ivoire. Open Society Initiative for West Africa (Unpublished).

Butler, D., Leahy, M., Twining, P., Akoh, B., Chtouki, Y., Farshadnia, S., … & Valtonen, T. (2018). Education Systems in the Digital Age: The Need for Alignment. Technology, Knowledge and Learning, 23(3), 473-494.

Akoh, B. (2018). Determinants of Indigenous student learning with digital technology: a qualitative study in a remote Manitoba First Nations community. PhD. Thesis. University of Manitoba.

Akoh, B. (2017). Determinants of Mobile Learning in Indigenous/Cultural Contexts: The Phenomenon in Canadian First Nations. In IFIP World Conference on Computers in Education (pp. 24-34). Springer, Cham.

Akoh, B. (2016). Navigating the Complex Terrain of Indigenous Research: Building Relationships for Successful Collaboration in Manitoba. Journal of the Manitoba Education Research Network, 12, 39–17. Retrieved from

Akoh, B. (2016). Understanding Adaptive Orienteering Using Mobile Technologies in First Nations Communities: A Conceptual Framework. In Education for Creative and Responsible Global Citizens (pp. 1–26). Winnipeg: University of Manitoba, Faculty of Education. Retrieved from

Akoh, B. (2015). Book Review: Collaborative Knowledge Creation: Practice, Tools, Concepts. Canadian Journal of University Continuing Education, 41(1), 1–2.

Oliveira, A. K. N. De, & Akoh, B. (2014). Digital Literacies : a comparative analysis of in-service teacher education in Brazil and Canada Letramentos Digitais : uma análise comparativa de formação continuada de professores no Brasil e no Canadá. Interfaces Brasil/Canadá, 14(2), 61–79.

Akoh, B. (2014). The Cost of Deploying a Successful Video Broadband Business in Africa and the Cost of Not Deploying: Domestic and Transborder Implications and Applications. In J. O’Neill, E. M. Noam, & D. Gerbarg (Eds.), Broadband as a Video Platform (Broadband, Vol. NA, pp. 51–68). Springer International Publishing. Retrieved from

Akoh, B. (2012). Southern and East African Adult Learners Perceptions of a Canadian University Online Course: Application of Khan’ s Conceptual Framework. University of Manitoba. Retrieved from

Akoh, B. (2012). Changing Paradigms for E-learning Pedagogy: Social Networking Technologies for Teaching and Learning in Canadian Post-Secondary Institutions., 1–25. Retrieved from


James, T., Hesselmark, O., Akoh, B., & Mware, L. (2003). Review of Basic ICT Skills and Training Software For Educators in Africa.

Akoh, B. (2008). Spectrum Management. Global Information Society Watch 2008: Focus on Access to Infrastructure. Retrieved from


Akoh, B., Parry, J.-E., Creech, H., Bizikova, L., Echeverria, D., Gass, P., … Karami. (2012). Climate Change Adaptation. In E. Yonaz, T. Kelly, N. Halewood, & C. Blackman (Eds.), The Transformational Use of Information and Communication Technologies in Africa (pp. 56–69). Washington-DC: World Bank, African Development Bank, African Union. Retrieved from

Akoh, B., Jagun, A., Odufuwa, F., & Akanni, A. (2012). Mapping Digital Media: Nigeria. London. Retrieved from

Akoh, B., & Ahiabenu, K. (2012). A Journey Through 10 Countries. Journalism Practice, 6(3), 349–365.

Akoh, B. (2012). Internet Public Policy Dialogue: The Togo Experience. Winnipeg. Retrieved from

Paas, L., Akoh, B., & Creech, H. (2012). A Three Year Investigation into the Triple Bottom Line Performance of Small and Micro Social and Environmental Enterprises in Developing Countries. Part 2: Case studies on the progress of nine winners of the SEED Award. Winnipeg, Man. Retrieved from

Akoh, B., Egede-Nissen, B., & Creech, H. (2012). Toolkit on Internet Public Policy Dialogue: Tools for the Practitioner. Winnipeg: The International Institute for Sustainable Development. Retrieved from

Maclean, D., Akoh, B., & Egede-Nissen, B. (2010). ICTs, sustainability and the green economy. Winnipeg, Man. Retrieved from

Akoh, B. (2005). The Case for “Open Access” Communications Infrastructure in Africa: The SAT-3 / WASC cable – Senegal Case Study. APC. Available from:

Souter, D., Maclean, D., Akoh, B., & Creech, H. (2010). ICTs, the Internet and Sustainable Development: Towards a new paradigm. International Institute for Sustainable Development, 39.


Akoh, B. (2021). Delivering Accessible Learning in the Workplace.


Akoh, B. (2017). Determinants of Mobile Learning in Indigenous/Cultural Contexts: The Phenomenon in Canadian First Nations. Paper presented at the World Conference on Computers in Education in Dublin, Ireland, July 2017.

Akoh, B., & Atleo, M. (2017). Indigenous Research Methodologies: Framing Educational Technology Research in Bunibonibee Cree Nation. Paper presented at “Shawane Dagosiwin” (Embedding Spiritual & Sustainable Wisdom in Education and Research as an Act of Reconciliation) in April 2017 at the University of Manitoba

Akoh, B. (2017). Findings from Bunibonibee Cree Nation: What Adult Post-Secondary Learners Are Saying About the Affordances of Mobile Learning. Paper presented at Graduate Students Symposium in March 2017 at the University of Manitoba. Winnipeg, Man.

Akoh, B. (2017). Determinants of Culturally Appropriate Mobile Learning in Northern Manitoba. In Manitoba Education Research Network NORTH.  Paper presented at Manitoba Education Research Network, MERN NORTH in March 2017. Winnipeg, Man.: MERN.

Akoh, B. (2017). Determinants of Mobile Learning in First Nations Communities. In Manitoba Education Research Network WINTER. Paper presented at Manitoba Education Research Network in January 2017. Thompson Manitoba.: MERN

Akoh, B. (2017). Determinants of Mobile Learning in First Nations Communities. In Manitoba Research Alliance. Paper presented at the Student Colloquium, Manitoba Research Alliance in February 2017. Thompson Manitoba.: MERN

Akoh, B. (2016). Mobile Technology in Indigenous Canadian Communities. In UNESCO Mobile Learning Week. Paper presented at Mobile Learning Week in Paris at UNESCO. Retrieved from

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