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The Call for Proposals for eLearning Africa 2013 is open until 16 January, 2013!

In order to foster successful conversations that get to the heart of the topic of eLearning in Africa, the global conference eLearning Africa is calling for a wide range of proposals. Under the broader heading of “Tradition, Change & Innovation”, eLearning Africa is inviting proposals that are linked to the following sub-themes: The Present – Innovation and Learning Under the African Sky; The Past […]


What community radio can do for education in Africa

Radio broadcasting is a powerful tool that enables communication to many isolated rural villages and towns in developing countries. For many of these rural communities, radio broadcasts are often the only effective way to solicit important information to a large audience.  Most recently in Uganda, community operated educational programmes are being broadcast to remote localities in an effort to reach students that have limited […]


Africa’s choice: digitise traditional knowledge or lose culture and development

In this excerpt from The eLearning Africa 2012 Report, Gaston Donnat Bappa argues that African traditions and cultures, the foundations of the Continent’s development, have been spoiled by five centuries of slavery and colonisation, so that their survival today is threatened by ‘modern’, drifting lifestyles. This leader of a rural community says the ancient, ancestral knowledge of Africa is still alive and the use […]


The eLearning Africa news service is looking for writers!

The eLearning Africa news service is looking for writers for its news portal. Would you like to report on how Africa’s ICT-enhanced learning industry is developing in your area/country/region? Would you like to share an interesting ICT4D project or development that is linked to eLearning Africa 2013’s themes of tradition, change and innovation? Then the eLearning Africa news service would like to hear from […]

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Africa’s learning landscape: the influence of tradition, change and innovation

With an estimated 10 African countries featuring among the world’s fastest growing economies, Africa’s status in the global economic landscape is set to change dramatically. Indeed, innovative new technologies combined with a pioneering spirit to improve lives are already changing the way Africans learn, work, play, think and imagine. But are the changes to education and skills development systems sustainable? How are African youth […]


Tweets of the week Monday, September 24th – Friday, September 28th 2012

Our week got off to an inspirational start as we shared a story about a community school on the Kenyan island of Lamu where young girls are reaching for education as a shield against poverty and ill-advised early marriages   The news is less rosy in Mali, where the country’s political turmoil has brought countless services to a virtual standstill, and thousands of children […]


Tweets of the week Monday, September 17th – Friday, September 21st 2012

It was a quiet week on the tweet front, but we did share a couple of outstanding reports with our followers.  We learnt about how technology is “speeding up work for people with disabilities” and passed on the information. Read all about the new face of telecommuting here:  We also shared a story from our own news portal, “Teching the high road.” Reporter […]


Treasure island: unearthing Lamu’s untapped talent

“If you’re going to be a transformative teacher, you have to make sacrifices,” says Zuhura Hussein Omar. Having spearheaded the construction of Bright Girls Shella Secondary School on the Kenyan island of Lamu, she speaks with the authority that can only come from a school principal who is dedicated to ensuring that her underprivileged students don’t remain that way for life.   By Prue […]