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Why should we develop more Mobile Serious Games in Africa?

We all want to learn, but how can we make it more engaging for both the teacher and the learner? How to learn better? The best way to do it is through a game. Find out why developing mobile video games can be a solution to providing more access to education in Africa. A broad range of digital and non-digital games exists. Digital games are  […]

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‘Fourth Industrial Revolution’: Africa’s Opportunity or a Catastrophe in Waiting?

The world is heading towards a ‘fourth industrial revolution, according to technology experts. But is this good or bad news for Africans? Does it signify the approach of a new age of opportunity, in which Africa will leapfrog its competitors, or is it more likely to be a disaster in which jobs are lost, traditional industries are destroyed and Africa enters a new age […]

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How Schools-Focused Tech Can Fix Africa’s Connectivity Problem

After attending e-Learning Africa 2017, ApplianSys Director of Technology Roger Clark set out to document how modern network technology can transform African connectivity and accelerate e-Learning rollout. Following an extensive study of network traffic patterns in connected classrooms in 12 countries, Roger is joining the 2018 conference to share insights from that research, but here’s a foretaste.   African nations are on a journey […]

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From ‘Kinky Boots’ to Kigali: How a Broadway Producer is Bringing Storytelling Back into Learning

By Harold Elletson There are certain professions, which seem somehow linked to the stage, even if the connection is only in the minds of those who practise them. Politics, for example, has been described as “show business for ugly people.” The law is full of exhibitionist types who would have been just as happy in greasepaint, as in a wig and gown. And the […]

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John Gushit eLA testimonial

I attended the eLearning Africa conference, organized by ICWE, for the first time in Benin in 2012 as a participant. During the conference, I had the opportunity to meet with various professionals and experts in the field of ICT, as well as with other people who make use of ICT platforms to implement research and developmental projects in various regions of Africa. The experience […]

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Hope flies Drones

It is amazing to think what human ambition is truly capable of; particularly turning something of great adversity into one of hope, change agent none the less. If you had asked many people a few years ago what a drone was, don’t be surprised if the responses were aligned to a killing machine. The use of remotely piloted aircraft, otherwise known as drones, were […]

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A digital intervention to successfully train literacy and numeracy skills in Kakuma, Kenya

Along with the other arid and semi-arid lands, Turkana county has one of the lowest indicators of economic and social development in Kenya, with youth and women being the most affected. Across the county, youth not only face structural barriers to work but also deal with social and cultural blocks. This equally affects women and newly-arrived refugees. The key barriers hindering the absorption of […]

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Microlearning to Address Skills Gaps in Africa

By Ferhana Dostmohamed The skills gaps in Africa are an immediate problem. “Employers across the region already identify inadequately skilled workforces as a major constraint to their businesses, including 41% of all firms in Tanzania, 30% in Kenya, 9% in South Africa and 6% in Nigeria. This pattern may get worse in the future. In South Africa alone, 39% of core skills required across […]

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Invest in Africa Now!, matching African project promoters and investors worldwide

Invest in Africa Now!, matching African project promoters and investors worldwide  Invest in Africa Now! (IIAN) is a new private company which aims at matching African project promoters and investors. It uses a comprehensive approach – from scoping of interventions till investor feedback – aided by an online equity platform, advertising (TV, Digital and Print), a co-investment fund, and the organisation of investor meetings […]