“A PRUDENT OPTIMIST”: PRESIDENT AMEENAH GURIB FAKIM “A PRUDENT OPTIMIST”: PRESIDENT AMEENAH GURIB FAKIM
Panel Talks Explore eLearning as a Tool to Secure Employability Panel Talks Explore eLearning as a Tool to Secure Employability
How to enable universal access to information How to enable universal access to information
eLearning Africa: Discussion on the importance of context eLearning Africa: Discussion on the importance of context

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“A PRUDENT OPTIMIST”: PRESIDENT AMEENAH GURIB FAKIM
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“A PRUDENT OPTIMIST”: PRESIDENT AMEENAH GURIB FAKIM

When Dutch sailors first landed in Mauritius in 1598, they discovered an island paradise, rich in lush, tropical vegetation and with abundant supplies of fresh water. They also famously found the dodo, which has been described as a “feathered tortoise,” a bird so fat that it could not fly. It provided an easy target and a ready supply of meat for even the most […]

Panel Talks Explore eLearning as a Tool to Secure Employability
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Panel Talks Explore eLearning as a Tool to Secure Employability

Four comprehensive panel talks at this year’s eLearning Africa conference, taking place in Mauritius from September 27 to 29, will explore how technology enhanced learning can be used to develop useful and lifelong skills that are attractive to employers and reinforce learners’ employability. The thoughtfully devised sessions will examine how technology can be used across a wide range of education and training models to […]

How to enable universal access to information
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How to enable universal access to information

On the occasion of the International Day of Universal Access to Information (IDUAI), UNESCO will host one plenary and three panel sessions at eLearning Africa, each devoted to exploring aspects of the campaign to create universal access to information and knowledge. The development of the World Wide Web has opened up new horizons of opportunity for humanity, not the least in the fields of […]

eLearning Africa: Discussion on the importance of context
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eLearning Africa: Discussion on the importance of context

Amid concern that, in the rush to embrace globalisation and the opportunities offered by new technologies, insufficient attention is being paid to local conditions and traditional African knowledge, Hon. Yogida Sawmynaden and Hon. Leela Devi Dookun-Luchoomun will join international experts at eLearning Africa to stress the importance of context in African education. The Mauritian Minister of ICT, Hon. Yogida Sawmynaden, and Minister of Education […]

The African view of Silicon Valley
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The African view of Silicon Valley

  We hear a great deal about imaginative new schemes, often championed by Europeans or Americans, that promise to transform the lives of Africans. The education sector is no stranger to them. Often they are well intentioned and achieve spectacular results; sometimes they are the opposite. But what do Africans think about them? In a special debate at this year’s eLearning Africa conference, we will […]

Ministers make for Mauritius
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Ministers make for Mauritius

African Education and ICT ministers will be heading for Mauritius at the end of September for eLearning Africa, the continent’s largest conference on technology-assisted learning and training. The ministers will take part in the annual Ministerial Round Table at the conference and the agenda for the event shows that there is likely to be a lively discussion about fundamental issues affecting the future of […]

SPIDER partners with UNAD to Digitalise Ugandan Sign Language
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SPIDER partners with UNAD to Digitalise Ugandan Sign Language

Since its inception in 2004, SPIDER (Swedish Programme for ICTs in Developing Regions) has recognised education as a fundamental human right that enables people to take part in society and lift themselves out of poverty. Education in low-resource settings is generally underfunded. This becomes more apparent as students in need of special accommodations go without their requirements being met, thus preventing them from accessing […]