Post Tagged with: "eLearning"

“A prudent optimist”: President Ameenah Gurum-Fakim
Opinions

“A prudent optimist”: President Ameenah Gurum-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
Conference sneak preview

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 […]

NUL staff using THUTO -- An Interactive Online Platform for Staff and Students
Conference sneak preview / Field Stories

Lesotho educators strive for digital equality

When it comes to keeping up with your neighbours, ICT development is often where many African nations lag behind. And as the digital gap widens, more economic opportunities are likely to slip through the gaps. Surrounded by South Africa, one of the continent’s most advanced digital landscapes, educator’s in Lesotho are taking it upon themselves to try to keep pace.

Rapidly growing Kenyan language gets new home online
Conference sneak preview

Rapidly growing Kenyan language gets new home online

Imagine coming home from a long vacation and finding out that the language you used to speak has evolved into something unrecognisable. Your father insists on being addressed as mdosi and your girlfriend will only respond to mshakaji. Oh and forget about buying cigarettes – since you’ve been gone, a rapper has popularised a new word for those, too. 

Digital initiatives shaping the future of African journalism
Conference sneak preview

Digital initiatives shaping the future of African journalism

Advancements in training and technology that cater specifically to the needs of African journalists are beginning to pave the way for a new era in African journalism. 

Tonee Ndungu
Field Stories

Kenya’s local solution to a global education problem

With a bit of “luck, good timing and hard work,” Kenyan entrepreneur Tonee Ndungu has been attracting attention both locally and abroad for his innovative solution that makes educational content affordable and accessible to middle and low income families. 

Dr Aida Opoku-Mensah, Special Advisor to the executive secretary on the post-2015 development agenda at the UN Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA)
Conference sneak preview

Post-2015 agenda: ICTs in education will be ‘very critical’

Plans are currently being laid for a new era of development, as the United Nations’ Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) edge closer to their 2015 expiry date. What will replace them will be a more inclusive framework that leverages new technology and innovation to help reach targets.