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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 […]

Moodlerooms, technology for education beyond the LMS
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Moodlerooms, technology for education beyond the LMS

Phillip Miller is the International Vice President of Open Source services at Blackboard. He has worked there and in Moodlerooms, Blackboard’s main open source product for education, for over ten years. Phillip works with 1,500 Moodle clients from all over the world and helps shape the roadmap of this open source platform so that these organisations can reach their teaching and learning goals. Open source means that each […]

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: […]