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AMECSE: Discover the future of software innovation
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AMECSE: Discover the future of software innovation

The Africa and Middle East Conference on Software Engineering (AMECSE) is back this year in Cairo. The region’s first conference in this field, to be held in partnership with eLearning Africa, is currently calling for proposals on the theme: “OPEN—DEVELOP—INNOVATE”. Organised by the Software Engineering Competence Center (SECC) of the Information Technology Industry Development Agency (ITIDA), conference participants can expect to discuss the most […]

AUF’s innovative teaching practices
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AUF’s innovative teaching practices

An international association of Francophone or partially Francophone universities and a standard setter in international university cooperation, the Agence Universitaire de la Francophonie (AUF) brings together more than 800 institutions in more than 100 countries on all continents. It works to support an area of scientific excellence that furthers the development of societies, and its ten regional offices direct its work in the field. […]

Interview with H.E. Dr. Elham Mahmoud Ahmed Ibrahim
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Interview with H.E. Dr. Elham Mahmoud Ahmed Ibrahim

Commissioner for Infrastructure & Energy at the African Union Commission, H.E. Dr. Ibrahim has served in the academic research and electrical energy production for 33 years. As she’ll be keynoting at eLearning Africa 2016, we took the opportunity to catch up with her to discuss infrastructure, renewable energy and the future of African ICT. What effects does improved ICT infrastructure have on education? H.E. Dr. Ibrahim: […]

Augmenting classroom practices with technology
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Augmenting classroom practices with technology

eLearning has to transform education in Africa, but it can only do so if teachers are trained in how to integrate it into their curriculum. Solen Feyissa is a Ph.D. candidate at the University of Minnesota whose research focuses on learning technologies. He believes that in order for eLearning to thrive on the continent, it must make learners feel as if they are part […]

What it takes to be an online learning designer
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What it takes to be an online learning designer

To design great online learning you need a number of skills. It’s a complex mixture of learning, media and technical skills. Donald Clark has spent 33 years in this business, designed and produced hundreds of online learning experiences and hired dozens of interactive designers and project managers. According to him, it takes about five years to get really good at this work, along with certain […]

Unleashing ICTs for innovations and youth entrepreneurship
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Unleashing ICTs for innovations and youth entrepreneurship

The African Development Bank (AfDB) has embraced a new approach to development that puts innovation at the centre in the delivery of Bank projects at both the staff and client levels. The Bank sees its role as not only that of a financier and policy advisor but also as a promoter of knowledge and innovation. By Foster N. Ofosu, Capacity Development Specialist. African Development […]

Remote online experimentation platform at the British University in Egypt (BUE)
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Remote online experimentation platform at the British University in Egypt (BUE)

Professor Hani Ghali, Centre for Emerging Learning Technologies CELT, BUE The noticeable progress of information and communication technologies and associated development tools, together with the availability of reliable internet connectivity, have created unlimited opportunities for eLearning activities. These have motivated teachers to think about new non-conventional interactive eLearning modes of teaching and associated learning activities. Amongst the numerous interactive learning activities, online experimentation is considered […]

Does localisation matter?
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Does localisation matter?

Education today is more global than ever, and eLearning is one of the big drivers behind this change. With MOOCs coming out of leading universities transmitted all over the world, teachers are able to reach a more massive audience than ever before. But as always with mass production, there is a movement in the opposite direction. Is a one-size-fits-all approach really the best way […]