Both ministers spoke ahead of the conference as political leaders, education experts and investors from all over the world prepare to head to Rwanda for eLearning Africa, one of the continent’s first major global, in-person conferences since the start of the Covid pandemic, scheduled to take place in the Rwandan capital, Kigali, from May 11-13.
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One of Africa’s most distinguished philosophers, Professor Mogobe Ramose, will be heading to Kigali next week for eLearning Africa. In the Rwandan capital, he will meet a ‘senior futurist,’ Dr Njeri Mwagiru of the University of Stellenbosch, and other experts for discussions about the role of learning in transforming Africa.
There is an unmistakable sense of urgency about Lady Mariéme Jamme, evidenced in both the cadence and content of her speech. She is a Lady on a mission. That is not hyperbole. “I’m on a mission to teach one million women and girls to learn how to code by the year 2030” says the Senegelese-born businesswoman. “I think the urgency comes from being a […]
eLearning Africa’s Rob Vember meets Prof. Mogobe Ramose, one of Africa’s most distinguished philosopher, who specialises primarily in ethics, African philosophy and the philosophy of Law. Here he explains the western diseases of “pecunia-mania” and “job-o-mania” and how they could be cured by African ideas.
Training and Communications specialist, Momo Bertrand, who works for the International Labour Organisation’s Training Centre in Turin, Italy, will be speaking in the Plenary Session at eLearning Africa on 13 May. Here he tells eLA’s Rob Vember how he fell in love with innovative education and storytelling…
Free online learning platform Alison.com is sponsoring this year’s eLearning Africa Conference. Founder Mike Feerick shares his vision for the company which has over 23 million learners, 4 million graduates and more than 4,000 courses and is having a positive impact on millions of lives across Africa. MOOCs are having a moment, thanks to the Covid-19 pandemic. Massive Open Online Course platforms, like Alison.com, […]
To ensure learning continuity during COVID-19 and enable teachers to effectively adjust to the emerging circumstances, education systems in the Global Partnership for Education (GPE)’s partner countries in Africa provided teachers with training and support. The presence of the teachers within communities made them easily accessible and suitable as frontline responders. Thus, teachers were among the earliest to reach communities through outreach initiatives that […]
The African Higher Education in Emergencies Network (AHEEN) is a networked African Higher Education response to forced displacement on the continent offering university diplomas with a strong employability focus to refugees and internally displaced persons across Africa. Integrative SEL is one of two cross-cutting elective courses that address the specific needs of displaced diploma students enrolled in AHEEN member universities. Their proposed framework integrates […]
Dr. Oluwakemi Olurinola will be joining us at eLearning Africa to speak about how the digital divide in Africa has garnered considerable attention in recent years, with significant attempts being made to close it, especially in the educational sector. An increase in Edtech start-ups across the continent have been witnessed, as well as an increase in digital skills training for teachers across the board. However, this has exposed another gap in African teachers’ skill sets: the Digital Pedagogical Skill gap.
Mark West works in UNESCO’s Education Sector, where he examines how technology can improve the quality, equity, and accessibility of learning. He currently leads work to operationalize the Rewired Global Declaration on Connectivity for Education. He is also authoring a UNESCO publication called ‘An Ed-Tech Tragedy’ about lessons learned following the global shift from school-based education to technology-based education during the COVID-19 pandemic. There […]