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Rapidly growing Kenyan language gets new home online
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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. 

New learning opportunities for marginalised girls in Kenya
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New learning opportunities for marginalised girls in Kenya

Although gaps in education affect both boys and girls in Kenya, a recent UNESCO report reveals that girls are the most affected. By the end of the decade only 23% of girls from poor households in rural areas of Sub-Saharan Africa completed primary education and, if these trends continue, boys from wealthy families will achieve universal primary completion in 2021, while disadvantaged girls will […]

Shaping an approach to eLearning
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Shaping an approach to eLearning

There’s a secondary school in Mauta Village – a small town on Mfangano Island in Lake Victoria, Kenya. When the school first opened, it had no electricity or running water. It was far removed from any developed cities, and most of the children there grew up to become local fishermen. It was a poverty maintenance cycle. Over the years, there were pleas from the […]

Mathematics teacher turns Gayaza hearts (repost)
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Mathematics teacher turns Gayaza hearts (repost)

 Ronald Ddungu, Deputy Head of Gayaza High School, Kampala, has been an eLearning aficionado ever since eLearning Africa 2008 in Kenya. At this year’s Conference he will be one of the leaders of a workshop entitled “Teachers in the 21st Century: opportunities provided by e- and mLearning“. This is his story. by Racheal Ninsiima  This article was originally published in the Observer In 2008, […]

“Africa’s major asset is the youth”
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“Africa’s major asset is the youth”

Bitange Ndemo is a senior lecturer at the University of Nairobi School of Business, and the former Permanent Secretary of Kenya’s Ministry for Information and Communication. It was in this position that he presided over many of the technological and social advances that have made his country into one of the most influential centres of ICT innovation in Africa. A prolific commentator on modern […]

Dynamic low-cost mobiles give African entrepreneurs access to training
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Dynamic low-cost mobiles give African entrepreneurs access to training

Imagine you are a young entrepreneur in East Africa and have a great idea for a start-up, but don’t know how to implement it. A little training would help and probably be even more effective combined with a loan or a grant. You live near Mount Kenya, 150 kilometres northeast of Nairobi, and cannot afford to commute. This is where your trusty mobile phone […]

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The eLearning Africa Debate 2013: An invocation to innovation

As the 8th edition of eLearning Africa drew to a close on Friday evening, delegates gathered together for one last time for a spirited show of wit, cunning and intellectual gymnastics, as experts squared up to each other at the yearly eLearning Africa Debate. By Alicia Mitchell