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Towards an African research agenda for ICTs in education – Interview with Dr Thierry Karsenti
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Towards an African research agenda for ICTs in education – Interview with Dr Thierry Karsenti

  Thierry Karsenti, M.A., M.Ed., Ph.D., is Director of the Interuniversity Research Centre on Education and the Teaching Profession (CRIFPE). He is the Director, with Kathryn Touré (ERNWACA), of the Panafrican Research Agenda on the Pedagogical Integration of ICT. Besides holding the Canada Research Chair in ICT in Education, Professor Karsenti is also a Full Professor at the University of Montreal. His field is […]

Thierry Karsenti
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Towards an African research agenda for ICTs in education – Interview with Dr Thierry Karsenti

  Thierry Karsenti, M.A., M.Ed., Ph.D., is Director of the Interuniversity Research Centre on Education and the Teaching Profession (CRIFPE). He is the Director, with Kathryn Touré (ERNWACA), of the Panafrican Research Agenda on the Pedagogical Integration of ICT. Besides holding the Canada Research Chair in ICT in Education, Professor Karsenti is also a Full Professor at the University of Montreal. His field is […]

Mobile Learning – A Bit Different
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Mobile Learning – A Bit Different

There are 18,000 refugees currently living in the Mwange refugee camp. Apart from a library, schools, a clinic run by the Zambian Red Cross and several community activities, the camp offers a computer centre with 10 laptops. Francis Numbi, who works full-time as the co-ordinator and trainer at the lab, names lack of Internet access at the Mwange refugee camp as the biggest gap […]

© UNESCO, Niamh Burke Schoolchildren in class
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Kenyan teacher embraces eLearning

By Reuben Kyama, Nairobi The integration of information and communication technology (ICT) into education systems has captured the imagination of many teachers in Africa. The concept helps students to study through new emerging techniques of learning rather than with the traditional classroom methods. It involves learning through electronic devices and applications, like computer materials, over a local area network or on the Internet – […]

Clement Dzidonu
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Interview with Prof Clement Dzidonu, President, AIT – the University of the future

Clement Dzidonu is President of AIT-The University of the Future, Accra. He is a member of the Council of the Informatics Development Institute, Ireland and a Senior Research Fellow of the International Institute of Information Technology (INIIT). He has also taught and conducted research at several renowned universities abroad and worked for a number of information-and- communication-technology-related projects and initiatives in Europe and Africa. […]

Reaching out to Chawama’s young people and beyond
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Reaching out to Chawama’s young people and beyond

  Set up in the form of a small non-governmental organisation, the Chawama Youth Project helps young people in the disadvantaged township of Chawama on the outskirts of Lusaka, Zambia. When the project was initially launched in 2004, most of Chawama’s young people were unemployed, crime was rife and their future was bleak. So, in order to give the young people a better start […]

Financing development in Africa
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Financing development in Africa

The African Development Bank is a regional multilateral development bank, engaged in promoting the economic development and social progress of its Regional Member Countries (RMCs) in Africa. The Bank, established in 1964, started functioning in 1966 with its Headquarters in Abidjan, Cote d’ lvoire. Its shareholders are the 53 countries in Africa as well as 24 countries in the Americas, Europe and Asia.