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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 […]

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 […]

Great leadership creates great workplaces: The Five Practices of Exemplary Leadership® and How They Drive Engagement
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Great leadership creates great workplaces: The Five Practices of Exemplary Leadership® and How They Drive Engagement

This is a guest post from eLearning Africa 2016 Silver Sponsor Wiley Not too long ago, normal meant stable. Normal meant slow and steady. Normal meant you could predict what was going to happen tomorrow based on what happened today. But the world is very different now. In today’s reality, normal means disruption. Normal means change. Normal means expect the unexpected. Normal means that […]

Why transforming your classroom into a film studio is good for student learning
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Why transforming your classroom into a film studio is good for student learning

Scrolling through Vine or Snapchat, it’s incredible to see how much video content teens naturally create when left to their own devices. Now, one educator in Africa is harnessing his students’ natural proclivity for the medium to make them better-engaged members of their community. Joel Bato, a teacher in technical drawing at Gayaza High School in Uganda, sends his students out into the community […]

“The ripples of change will spread”
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“The ripples of change will spread”

Serial social entrepreneur and youth mentor Toyosi Akerele-Ogunsiji is the founder of RISE Networks, a leading Nigerian development concern with a focus on education and technology. From its beginnings as a youth magazine, RISE has grown to encompass the Rise National Youth Forum, a youth empowerment event held in about 20 universities across 23 states of Nigeria, and numerous programmes relating to job creation, […]

Africa is where it’s at
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Africa is where it’s at

“What after all is innovation? It’s finding a new way to do something, or provide a service, sometimes entirely novel, sometimes combining two existing things.” Toby Shapshak, keynote speaker at this year’s eLearning Africa, columnist, strategist, editor of Stuff.com Magazine and contributor to CNN, The Guardian and Forbes, believes Africa is a mobile-driven continent. He shared some of his insights with us regarding innovation […]