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Top tweets from #eLA16
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Top tweets from #eLA16

In the lead-up, during and after eLearning Africa 2016, the eLA16 hashtag was alive with thousands of people sharing their ideas, opinions and favourite conference moments. See how far the messages reached and who said what in our graphic of #eLA16 top tweets.   

German Science Centre Cairo highlights the benefits of university-community outreach
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German Science Centre Cairo highlights the benefits of university-community outreach

Science and research are never ends in themselves but rather serve as platforms for connecting with the broader community. In a globalised world with new technical solutions, this not only means serving the immediate community but operating across national boundaries. A perfect example is the FU Berlin’s Ilajnafsy project, which provides web-based psychological interventions for traumatised individuals in the Middle East. The German Science […]

German Development Cooperation: Promoting the Use of ICT for Refugee Education
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German Development Cooperation: Promoting the Use of ICT for Refugee Education

It was not a coincidence that this year’s eLearning Africa was held under the patronage of the German Federal Minister for Economic Cooperation and Development, Dr. Gerd Müller. 2016 is the year of digital education in Germany! This year, the German Government has declared digital education a priority of its national Digital Agenda. German Development Cooperation has also recognized the high potential of ICT […]

SPHEIR: driving innovation for higher education reform
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SPHEIR: driving innovation for higher education reform

The UK’s Department for International Development (DFID) has recently launched the SPHEIR programme – Strategic Partnerships for Higher Education Innovation and Reform.  This is backed by £45m of UK-government funds and aims to transform aspects of higher education in low-income countries. It will support approximately twelve multi-actor partnerships to improve access, quality, relevance and affordability of higher education over an initial five-year period. Its […]

“This house believes inclusivity is more important for Africa’s future than tradition”
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“This house believes inclusivity is more important for Africa’s future than tradition”

When the past and the future come into conflict, it’s often the future that wins. The past is fragile by nature and easily swept away, yet it is often to a lost past that we look for inspiration in building the future. At the eLearning Africa Plenary Debate, this dispute will be played out as our four speakers lock horns over the motion “This […]

Egypt’s Science and Tech Parks Outlook
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Egypt’s Science and Tech Parks Outlook

Egypt has been known as the lighthouse of science and innovation in the world and a flag bearer of a civilization with a scientific and cultural heritage. Throughout history, Egyptian scientists have contributed to a variety of sciences, such as astronomy, chemistry, medicine and engineering. By AbdelRahman El-Sayed, Information Technology Industry Development Agency (ITIDA) Today, Egypt is a world-class venue for IT and business-process […]

Today’s smart learning will build tomorrow’s smart society
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Today’s smart learning will build tomorrow’s smart society

Hamdan Bin Mohammed Smart University, the first certified e-University in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and a major advocate of the ‘smart learning’ concept, has been spurring an educational revolution locally and regionally through its sharp focus on innovation, critical thinking, challenging learners to go beyond their perceived limits, and rigorously pursuing knowledge with advanced thinking. This is a guest post from eLearning Africa […]