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eLearning Africa: Advancing from Abidjan
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eLearning Africa: Advancing from Abidjan

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By Harold Elletson eLearning Africa shows the world “what an exciting, innovative continent Africa is” say the organisers of Africa’s leading conference on technology assisted learning and training. This year’s eLearning Africa, which took place in Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire from 23 – 27 October and focused on “the keys to the future: learnability and employability” was a “great success,” they say. “eLearning Africa is […]

The eLearning Africa 2019 Report
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The eLearning Africa 2019 Report

The eLearning Africa Report 2019, which provides a snapshot of the state of education, training and development on the continent, interviewed more than 900 education professionals and technology experts about key issues, including progress towards the United Nations’ goal of universal access to quality education by 2030. The goal (UN SDG 4) is set out in the UN’s list of sustainable development goals (SDGs), […]

Africa Gets Sneak Preview of Germany’s New Learning Platform
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Africa Gets Sneak Preview of Germany’s New Learning Platform

By Volker Lichtenhäler Participants at Africa’s top education and technology conference have been given a sneak preview of an innovative eLearning platform, which is set to be launched as part of the German Government’s digital strategy. At a special event at eLearning Africa, the continent’s leading conference on learning and technology, which was held in Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire from 23 – 25 October, details […]

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 […]