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Julius Caesar in Africa – ICT helps reinvent Shakespearean drama
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Julius Caesar in Africa – ICT helps reinvent Shakespearean drama

Tech-savvy students at Leqele High School in Maseru, the capital of the mountainous kingdom of Lesotho, are using ICT to revolutionise their English literature classes. Their adaptation of Shakespeare’s The Tragedy of Julius Caesar in an African setting is making literature more enjoyable and accessible for everyone. by Pauline Bugler Opening up the centuries-old drama to students was proving a complex task. The archaic […]

Origami meets microscopy
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Origami meets microscopy

In this week’s Uganda News Review, find out about the dangers of high-tech crops and the blessings of low-tech health equipment, and how Uganda is planning to boost science teaching, libraries and eLearning. All this – and one reason why you’re never too old for school – read on… Uganda News in brief: Civil society activists petition the Constitutional court over anti-gays bill (Monitor) […]

The eLearning Africa Report 2014
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The eLearning Africa Report 2014

eLearning Africa will publish a major Report on the role of technology in education and development in May this year. This is the third edition of the Report so far, which is the most in-depth study of eLearning on the Continent. eLearning Africa participants, News Portal readers and all those to whom the Conference reaches out can form an integral part of the Report […]

The underlying inequality of MOOCs
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The underlying inequality of MOOCs

Anybody who has been paying any small amount of attention to educational headlines in the past few years will be well rehearsed in the proposed benefits of MOOCs. A cursory online search will provide you with endless news articles, blog posts, TED talks and accompanying comments that cite the reasons why MOOCs, enabling global access to Ivy League-standard education, are the biggest thing to shake up […]

eLearning and Knowledge Management in an African University Context
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eLearning and Knowledge Management in an African University Context

By Professor Kingo Mchombu, As the world moves gradually into the knowledge-based society predicted by Peter Drucker in the early 1970s, one of the challenges for developing countries in Africa, Asia and Latin America is how to create building blocks and vehicles to manage and quicken the transition process. One such building block is Namibia’s Vision 2030, which envisions Namibia becoming a knowledge-based society by […]

OERs and MOOCs: Old Wine in New Skins?
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OERs and MOOCs: Old Wine in New Skins?

There has been a growing buzz about the concepts of Open Educational Resources (OER) and Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) and how they will transform education around the world. OER has been the subject of increased attention globally, with many donor-funded projects (most often led by universities) providing space to experiment with different models of openness and research the educational effect that these might […]

“No country can make progress on the basis of a borrowed language”
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“No country can make progress on the basis of a borrowed language”

Professor Kwesi Kwaa Prah is the founder of the Centre for Advanced Studies of African Society (CASAS), a civil society, Pan-African organisation which focuses on African development through the lens of cultural, social, historical, political and economic research. Currently, through the CASAS Harmonization and Standardization of African Languages Project, Professor Prah and CASAS are working towards improving African literacy rates. By forming standardised groupings […]