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Equal Opportunities and Quality Education in the Digital Age
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Equal Opportunities and Quality Education in the Digital Age

Learnings from Development Cooperation As we find ourselves amidst the digital revolution, ICT increasingly transcend all dimensions of our lives. With more than half of the world’s population online, digital technologies profoundly transform the way we work and open immense opportunities to the way we learn. However, despite the broad possibilities that continue to emerge, many still fall short of benefitting from these developments, […]

An Online Digital Education Platform for Promoting the Adoption of e-Banking Tools by Women Entrepreneurs in Mauritius
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An Online Digital Education Platform for Promoting the Adoption of e-Banking Tools by Women Entrepreneurs in Mauritius

by Aleesha Boolaky Many SMEs are being managed and operated by women entrepreneurs (WEs) who contribute much to the SME sector. In Mauritius, women empowerment through entrepreneurship is among the main themes in the national SME Master Plan. However according to the world Bank “While Mauritian women are making major strides in terms of educational attainment at primary and secondary levels, they often lack […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Interview: Florence Ducreau
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Interview: Florence Ducreau

Interview by: Harold Elletson Florence Ducreau is a higher education teacher with long-standing experience of European eLearning projects. She is a founding member of the CANEGE Digital Campus and AUNEGE Digital Thematic University. She has participated in the joint Digital Thematic University Working Group on the integration of open educational resources (OERs) into teaching practice and she is a leading contributor to the ERASMUS+ […]

The Foundation of Leadership and the Charge to Influence: Why Effective Leaders Must Focus on Self-Mastery and Core Skill Development to be Successful
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The Foundation of Leadership and the Charge to Influence: Why Effective Leaders Must Focus on Self-Mastery and Core Skill Development to be Successful

By Karima Mariama-Arthur, Esq. A leading authority on leadership development and organisational performance management, Karima brings more than 25 years of comprehensive, blue-chip experience in law, business, and academia to every client engagement. A shrewd advisor to distinguished organsations from DC to Dubai, her expert insights help clients successfully navigate today’s ever-changing and competitive global business environment. Karima is the author of the internationally […]

Profile: Professor N'Dri Thérèse Assié-Lumumba
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Profile: Professor N’Dri Thérèse Assié-Lumumba

by: Harold Elletson “Education,” said Nelson Mandela, “is the key to everything.” It is perhaps the most important key to the plans of both the African Union and the United Nations to end poverty and create a “transformed continent.” So how does a top African educational theorist and intellectual see the  challenges and opportunities ahead? Professor N’Dri Thérèse Assié-Lumumba, who will be a keynote […]

Designing Innovative Humanitarian Learning
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Designing Innovative Humanitarian Learning

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By: Anne Garçon, Digital Communications AdviserHumanitarian Leadership Academy As the frequency and complexity of humanitarian crises continue to rise, the demand for highly skilled humanitarians, capable of preparing for and responding more effectively and efficiently to disasters, is only going to increase in the coming years. At the Humanitarian Leadership Academy (‘The Academy’), making learning available to the people who need it most is […]

Matching Training and Employment Needs: In Search of an Innovative Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) Model in Côte d’Ivoire
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Matching Training and Employment Needs: In Search of an Innovative Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) Model in Côte d’Ivoire

In Côte d’Ivoire, Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) ambitions to achieve the following: (i) meet people’s vocational training needs; and (ii) ensure companies are staffed with qualified personnel to boost both their performance and competitiveness. Most studies on the TVET system have highlighted major shortcomings, including: The low level of consultation between the academic and corporate worlds Training curricula not matching economic […]