Author: Juliane Walter

Trends

La révolution numérique selon les Africains

Un rapport récent révèle que les ordinateurs et les téléphones portables sont désormais, et de loin, les nouveaux dispositifs d’apprentissage les plus populaires en Afrique. Les tablettes, quant à elles, accusent un retard malgré leur engouement, et ne sont utilisées régulièrement que par 20 % des professionnels de l’eLearning. Voici l’une des conclusions surprenantes du Rapport eLearning Africa 2013. Lancé aujourd’hui (jeudi) au Safari Conference […]

Trends

African Voices on the Digital Revolution

A new report shows that laptops and mobile phones are now far and away the most popular new learning devices in Africa – while, despite the hype, tablets are still lagging, only being used regularly by 20% of eLearning practitioners. This is just one of the surprising findings contained in the eLearning Africa Report 2013. Launched at eLearning Africa 2013 by the Namibian Minister […]

Opinions

Dr Eric Hamilton – the “sublime, engrossing” experience of video

Dr Eric Hamilton is a Professor of Education with Joint Appointment in Mathematics at Pepperdine University, California. His education research has taken him across the globe: he is currently co-ordinating a Science Across Virtual Institutes project (SAVI), linking sixteen research groups in the USA and Finland. The SAVI is particularly interested in learner engagement and has formed links with Africa – a Kenyan “ICT […]

Opinions

The Union at 50

The 50th anniversary of the African Union – May 25th – marks an opportunity to celebrate half a century of Pan-African ideas. The Union, formerly the Organisation for African Unity (OAU), has managed to last a good thirty years longer than the current European Union – though, during those years, it has never been far from controversy. Based on a compromise between federalism and […]

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Bringing Learning to Life – Making video work for you

eLearning Africa 2013 will be hosting a series of video-themed sessions in Windhoek this year. Increasingly video is becoming a must-have element in learning resources. We spoke to Adam Salkeld, a television executive and Head of Programmes at Tinopolis, about video in education and what delegates can expect to learn about video at the conference.

Field Stories

Behind the Lens: meet the winners of the 4th eLearning Africa photo competition

The eLearning Africa Photo Competition 2013 attracted a flurry of exciting entries. Vying for the three jury prizes of a tablet, a digital camera and a smartphone, photographers from all over the Continent sent in their own photo-stories of “Tradition and Innovation”. This year, we even introduced a small innovation of our own: the “public vote” category, carrying the prize of a digital camera, […]

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Je m’appelle Vera Ada Obiakor. J’ai 42 ans et je suis professeure depuis 17 ans. J’enseigne les mathématiques avancées et je suis la coordinatrice TIC au sein de mon établissement secondaire public de Kubwa. Depuis 6 ans, je me passionne pour la photo. Mon école se situe dans une communauté semi-rurale de Kubwa sur le territoire de la capitale fédérale, Abuja, au Nigéria. J’ai décidé de créer […]

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Innovation vs. Sustainability: A bare knuckle fight?

What should be the key motivator behind education policy and projects in Africa and around the globe? Should it be innovation and the pursuit of the newest, most revolutionary ideas and technologies to support new modes of teaching and learning? Or should it be sustainability: a focus on the practical, contextual needs of individual learning environments with the aim of delivering stable, long-lasting solutions? […]

Opinions

“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 […]