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Building Capacity for Science, Technology and Innovation: Experience and Role of the African Capacity Building Foundation Building Capacity for Science, Technology and Innovation: Experience and Role of the African Capacity Building Foundation
From Strategy to Design: How to Plan for Learning in Your Organization From Strategy to Design: How to Plan for Learning in Your Organization
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Using Mobile Technology to Enhance Learning Transfer
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Using Mobile Technology to Enhance Learning Transfer

By Corinne Brion, PhD, University of Dayton, U.S.A            Today, I invite you to Ghana to present the findings of a study that examined the extent to which mobile technology enhanced the transfer of learning post training. Seven school leaders from three different schools were interviewed after they attended a three-day leadership training. Additionally,  I sent conversation triggers twice a week using WhatsApp. For […]

Profile: Stephen Downes
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Profile: Stephen Downes

By Steven Blum, copywriter ICWE When Stephen Downes and George Siemens, a pair of Canadian academics, began building the world’s first massive open online course (or MOOC) back in 2008, they weren’t exactly expecting massive success.  “We thought maybe twenty people would show up,” Downes recently told me. They ended up with 2,200 virtual students— a then-massive amount. Thankfully the course, which explored connectivist […]

Building Capacity for Science, Technology and Innovation: Experience and Role of the African Capacity Building Foundation
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Building Capacity for Science, Technology and Innovation: Experience and Role of the African Capacity Building Foundation

Herbert Robinson, Director; Robert Nantchouang, Senior Knowledge Management Expert; Barassou Diawara, Knowledge Management Expert, Knowledge and Learning Department, The African Capacity Building Foundation, Zimbabwe At a time when African countries are implementing the post-2015 development agenda and Agenda 2063 First-Year Implementation Plan, the role of Science, Technology and Innovation (STI) in achieving the set targets and goals cannot be overemphasized. For instance, Agenda 2063 […]

From Strategy to Design: How to Plan for Learning in Your Organization
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From Strategy to Design: How to Plan for Learning in Your Organization

By Ferhana Dostmohamed Question: “How may eLearning courses does my staff need to complete to improve their performance?”Answer: “It doesn’t matter how many if they are not aligned to the business challenges/requirements.” Many organizations keep spending money on training, without seeing any tangible improvements in output or business successes. If you are experienced this, you are not alone. You see fancy eLearning created with […]

Students with a Passion for Realising Gender Empowerment
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Students with a Passion for Realising Gender Empowerment

By Brendan O’Malley, University World News This article is part of a series on Transformative Leadership published by University World News in partnership with Mastercard Foundation. University World News is solely responsible for the editorial content. Tanyaradzwa Chinyukwi, 24, grew up in an environment in southern Zimbabwe, where life was tough and girls were always looked down upon. She was born in Masvingo and from the age of two to eight […]

A Single Step Forward
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A Single Step Forward

On the 15th September this year, a young Englishman set out on a sponsored bicycle ride with some friends to raise money for a school thousands of miles away in Namibia. It was started by his aunt and eLearning Africa hears the remarkable story of her love for a German missionary and how their joint passion, now shared by their whole family, is making […]

Flipped Classroom in Guinea’s Teacher Training
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Flipped Classroom in Guinea’s Teacher Training

By: Dr. Christian Hoffmann, Development AdviserBasic Education Program, GIZ Guinea November 13, 2022 – At the Teacher Training College in N’Zérékoré, a forested mountainous region in southeastern Guinea, the class of Monsieur Camara is studying in the solar-powered media room. For the beginning of today’s lesson, the education-sciences lecturer has prepared a Kahoot Quiz (https://kahoot.it/) to test the prospective teachers’ comprehension of the video […]