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The Report “The Effect of Covid-19 on Education in Africa and its Implications for the Use of Technology” has just been published by eLearning Africa and the EdTech Hub
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The Report “The Effect of Covid-19 on Education in Africa and its Implications for the Use of Technology” has just been published by eLearning Africa and the EdTech Hub

Key Findings
1. There has been widespread school closure across Africa in response to the pandemic and 97% of respondents reported school closures in their countries, and 95% of these noted […]

Changing cultural norms through education: Voices from Ghanaian female principals
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Changing cultural norms through education: Voices from Ghanaian female principals

by Corinne Brion, PhD, University of Dayton, USA
With 17 goals and 169 targets, the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) aim to eradicate poverty in all its forms by 2030. Goal #5 reads: Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls. The proposed study explores Goal 5 target 5.5 which strives to: Ensure women’s full and effective participation […]

My experience as student in Sudan during Covid-19
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My experience as student in Sudan during Covid-19

By Mahid Abdulkarim
It has been decades since the world had been affected by a virus as much as it has now. It appears there is now a general agreement that nothing is the same anymore. Everyone’s life has taken a turn in the past few months. Whether it’s your online education, work from home or in sanitized offices, your daily routines or your […]

Distance Learning for Agriculture
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Distance Learning for Agriculture

By Marty Spittle, IBERS Distance Learning Manager, Aberystwyth University
IBERS Distance Learning at Aberystwyth University, is a multidisciplinary team creating online masters-level content. Our aim is to provide agriculturalists with easy access to high-level research findings, as well as a route towards postgraduate qualifications. The team is embedded in the Institute of Biological, Environmental and Rural Sciences (IBERS), an internationally-recognised research and teaching centre providing a unique base for research and teaching in response to global challenges. […]

Education: A Bridge between Africa and the United States – Straight Talk Africa
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Education: A Bridge between Africa and the United States – Straight Talk Africa

Straight Talk Africa host Shaka Ssali explores initiatives in education that create a bridge between Africa and the United States. He is joined by Walla Elsheikh, Co-founder and CEO of Birthright Africa, Sidiki Traore, President and Founder of Distance Education for Africa, Ernest Obobisa of the Ghana Chapter of the American Field Service and Kareem Williams, a Birthright Africa Alumnus. […]

Leadership Training in Burkina
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Leadership Training in Burkina

by Corinne Brion
Neowongo! (Welcome in Moore, one of the 59 dialects In Burkina Faso, West Africa). Tonight, I am leaving Burkina Faso. I am at Ouagadougou’s international airport reflecting on my experiences in the land of the ‘Incorruptible People.’ Burkina Faso is the size of Colorado and has 19 million inhabitants. It is a former French colony and like many countries in Africa gained its independence in 1960. Burkina Faso ranks 183 out of 188 on the Human Development index […]

EPICA at eLearning Africa 2019
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EPICA at eLearning Africa 2019

by Michael Opiyoh
The 14th eLearning Africa 2019 Conference was held in Abidjan, Côte D’ Ivoire from 23rd – 25th October 2019 at the Sofitel Abidjan Ivoire Hotel. The EPICA project was allocated a stand/booth by the organisers at the entrance of the Auditorium where the main events such as the Plenary sessions and the eLearning Africa debate took place. EPICA was represented during this year’s eLearning Africa by the following partners; […]

eLearning Africa: Advancing from Abidjan
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eLearning Africa: Advancing from Abidjan

By Harold Elletson
eLearning Africa shows the world “what an exciting, innovative continent Africa is” say the organisers of Africa’s leading conference on technology assisted learning and training. This year’s eLearning Africa, which took place in Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire from 23 – 27 October and focused on “the keys to the future: learnability and employability” was a “great success,” they say. “eLearning Africa is a content driven conference […]

The eLearning Africa 2019 Report
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The eLearning Africa 2019 Report

The eLearning Africa Report 2019, which provides a snapshot of the state of education, training and development on the continent, interviewed more than 900 education professionals and technology experts about key issues, including progress towards the United Nations’ goal of universal access to quality education by 2030. The goal (UN SDG 4) is set out in the UN’s list of sustainable development goals (SDGs), […]

Africa Gets Sneak Preview of Germany’s New Learning Platform
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Africa Gets Sneak Preview of Germany’s New Learning Platform

By Volker Lichtenhäler
Participants at Africa’s top education and technology conference have been given a sneak preview of an innovative eLearning platform, which is set to be launched as part of the German Government’s digital strategy.
At a special event at eLearning Africa, the continent’s leading conference on learning and technology, which was held in Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire from 23 – 25 October, […]